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Author Topic:   Fossil Database
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07-06-2016 10:39 AM

I remember on a previous thread Faith requesting a listing of all fossils and where they are found. I have stumbled across the closest thing I to this I've seen so far - the Palaeobiology Database.

You can search by taxanomic group and obtain a listing of fossils ordered by age and location. There's a bit of info on each, including who found and identified each and when, and it's cross-referenced so you can see what other fossils are known from the same locality.

Not sure how comprehensive it is for all groups, but it's the most detailed such resource I've found so far.

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07-06-2016 12:27 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by caffeine
07-06-2016 10:39 AM

Other resources
I linked to this in Message 71 as well as a couple other good ones. The first link is the same database as you cited, just a more direct link to the Paleobiogeography sections.


This one shows locations of collections in both current location and paleogeologic reconstruction.

PBDB Navigator

This one has access to specimen data and 39,000+ images

Burke Museum

This one has data on over 1 million occurrences:

Fossilworks / Paleobiology Database


Whoever calls me ignorant shares my own opinion. Sorrowfully and tacitly I recognize my ignorance, when I consider how much I lack of what my mind in its craving for knowledge is sighing for... I console myself with the consideration that this belongs to our common nature. - Francesco Petrarca

"Nothing is easier than to persuade people who want to be persuaded and already believe." - another Petrarca gem.

Ignorance is a most formidable opponent rivaled only by arrogance; but when the two join forces, one is all but invincible.

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