Paleobiology Database

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Paleontologist excavating fossils in Colorado's Dry Mesa Quarry

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National Science Foundation (NSF)


The Paleobiology Database is a public database of paleontological data that anyone can use, maintained by an international non-governmental group of paleontologists. You can browse the database online using the Navigator or download data to your own computer using the Download Form. Fossil occurrences from scientific publications are added to the database by our contributing members. Thanks to our membership, which includes nearly 400 scientists from over 130 institutions in 24 countries, the Paleobiology Database is able to provide scientists and the public with information about the fossil record. The database is currently undergoing a major renovation to better serve its users. Stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the FAQ and the people who make this database possible.

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