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A Virtual Museum of Fossils
This collection of fossils contains 300 fossils of vertebrates and invertebrates and casts of fossils from national museums, universities and private collections. For each geologic time period, the website provides ancient world configurations, important ancient world physiographic features, ancient world locations where the fossils were found, and a comprehensive table with thumbnails of all fossils in the collection. A separate page is devoted to each specimen where multiple high resolution photographs are displayed. Reference skeletal reconstructions are shown where available from the literature.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Map
    • Photograph
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This resource is free and clear for general use. However, if our photographs are used please give credit to the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Valdosta State University, the University System of Georgia.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-004-109
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr Edward Chatelain
Valdosta State University

Author: Dr Cecilia Barnbaum
Valdosta State University