PalaeoSaurus online collections database

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The palaeontological collections of the BGS are being entered onto the PalaeoSaurus database, which currently totals over 50 000 samples. Most of the Cambrian – Lower Carboniferous reference specimens (which include type, figured and cited material) have been entered.

The information has been accumulated over more than a century and from many sources, and it contains inconsistencies and imperfections. Many of the identifications were made several decades ago and are in need of updating. Feedback on these is welcomed and should be directed to Mike Howe.

Enquiries about the fossil collections

Mr Paul Shepherd
Telephone: 0115 936 3102
Fax: 0115 936 3437