Web Information Sources for Educators.

An Exploratorium Learning Studio Resource Guide

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General Pages:

Official Agency Pages


Research Institutions

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals

Publication Directories


Maps and charts


Species Lists and Handbooks

Image Sources

Materials in the Learning Studio

Other Useful and Interesting Sites

Specific Topics:






Official Agency Pages:

United States:

National Museum of Natural History - Paleobiology

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program



The Palaeontological Association

The Paleontological Society

Vertebrates, Associations

Plants, Associations

Research Institutions:

Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science

University of California Museum of Paleontology

Vertebrates, Research Institutions

Periodicals / Magazines / Journals:

PALAIOS - Contents and abstracts of articles.

Publication Directories:

Essays on palaeobiological topics

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Reports and Publications

The palaeofiles


Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates


Dino Directory

The Fossil Record 2

Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America (NMITA)

Plants, Databases

Maps and charts:

Global land environments during the last 130,000 years


Fossil Encyclopedia

Species Lists and Handbooks:

Fossil tetrapod families

Vertebrates, Species Lists and Handbooks

Image Sources:

Douglas Henderson's earth history illustrations

Mazon Creek Fossils

Invertebrates, Image Sources

Vertebrates, Image Sources

Plants, Image Sources

Materials in the Learning Studio:
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Other Useful and Interesting Sites:

Atlas of Beringia

BBC Online Walking with Dinosaurs

The Biota of Early Terrestrial Ecosystems: The Rhynie Chert

Collecting Fossils in California

Fossil Collecting sites in North America

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program

Oceans of Kansas Paleontology

Fossils of Kentucky

The Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits


The Rhynie Chert and its Flora

Worldwide Museum of Natural History (WMNH)

Specific Topics:



A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Insecta

Invertebrates, Image Sources:

Invertebrate Paleontology Image Gallery

The National Collection of Foraminifera At The National Museum of Natural History


Dino Russ's Lair

Fossil Horse Cybermuseum

Mesozoic Fishes Page

Phylogeny of Turtles/Dr. E. S. Gaffney

Vertebrates, Associations:

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Vertebrates, Research Institutions:

Dinosaur Dreaming Monash University Australia

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Vertebrates, Species Lists and Handbooks:

Dinosaur Genera

Family Index to Non-Avian Dinosaur Checklist

Vertebrates, Image Sources:

The Dinosaur Hall National Museum of Natural History

Gallery of Vertebrate Fossils


Plants, General:

Links For Palaeobotanists

Plants, Associations:

American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists

International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP)

Paleobotany Section of the Botanical Society of America

Plants, Course Materials:

Paleobotany GL 310 Syllabus

Plants, Databases:

NOAA Paleoclimatology Program Paleovegetation Data

Plant Fossil Record

World Data Center for Paleoclimatology - Modern and Fossil Pollen Data

World Data Center for Paleoclimatology - Plant Macrofossils

World Data Center for Paleoclimatology - Tree-Ring Data

Plants, Image Sources:

Paleobotany and Palynology Image Gallery

Uppsala: Quaternary Geology Catalogue of pollen types


Dinosaur Trace Fossils

Introduction to Ichnology

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