Generate pseudo-occurrences from latitudinal range dataSource:
A function to generate pseudo-occurrences for taxa based on latitudinal
ranges (e.g. the output of the 'lat' method in
While the resulting pseudo-occurrences should not be treated as equivalent
to actual occurrence data (e.g. like that from the Paleobiology Database),
such pseudo-occurrences may be useful for performing statistical analyses
where the row representing a taxon must be replicated for each latitudinal
bin through which the taxon ranges.
dataframe. A dataframe of taxa (such as the output of the 'lat' method in
tax_range_space) with columns containing latitudinal range data (maximum and minimum latitude). Column names are assumed to be "max_lat" and "min_lat", but may be updated via the
min_latarguments. Each row should represent a unique taxon. Additional columns may be included (e.g. taxon names, additional taxonomy, etc) and will be included in the returned
dataframe. A dataframe of the bins that you wish to allocate fossil occurrences to, such as that returned by
lat_bins. This dataframe must contain at least the following named columns: "bin", "max" and "min".
character. The name of the column you wish to be treated as the maximum latitude of the latitudinal range (e.g. "max_lat").
character. The name of the column you wish to be treated as the minimum latitude of the latitudinal range (e.g. "min_lat").
dataframe where each row represents a latitudinal bin which
a taxon ranges through. The columns are identical to those in the
user-supplied data with additional columns included to identify bins. Output
will be returned in the order of supplied bins.