Field Guides (all listings)
Fossils of Kentucky: Everything you need to know about Kentucky fossils.
Oceans of Kansas: Photographs, artwork, historical papers, and other information on the sea creatures, especially mosasaurs and plesiosaurs, that lived in the Western United States during the Cretaceous period.
The Life and Times of Long Dead Sharks: Information on fossil sharks and rays, primarily from Miocene to Pleistocene marine sediments in eastern North Carolina. Also material on select locations around the U.S.
Maine Fossils: An informational guide from the Maine Geological Survey highlighting fossils discovered in Maine.
Fossils of Virginia: This site provides information and images of fossils found in Virginia with many other links to information on the geology of the state.
Green River Paleobotany Project: This site is geared towards amateurs and professionals who collect fossil plants from the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation in Colorado and Utah. The site provides an identification guide for more than 250 species of fossil plants and encourages collectors to submit images of their own fossils if they think they have found a new species.
Cincinnati Fossils: This site lists all fossil taxa described or reported from the type Cincinnatian strata (Upper Ordovician) of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, including mollusks, arthropods, echinoderms, brachiopods, and many other groups.
A Guide to the Orders of Trilobites: This award-winning site provides "everything you wanted to know" about trilobites.
Ancient Life Found in Kansas RocksAn Introduction to Common Kansas Fossils: This detailed and informative site includes a Kansas geologic timetable, fossil classification, images, vocabulary, and more. This site is based on a book available from from the Kansas Geological Survey.
Fossil Cephalopods in Utah: A reference to help provide information on the identity, biostratigraphy and location of fossil cephalopods found in the state of Utah.
Ordovician fossils of the Nashville, Tennessee region: Site lists the reported fossils from Middle and Upper Ordovician rocks of the Nashville Dome in central Tennessee.
The Pleistocene Fauna of South Texas: An annotated fossil list, with photographs of specimens, of late Pleistocene fossils from South Texas.
The Burgess Shale fossils: This site provides a description of the Burgess Shale and its stratigraphy, the Walcott quarry, and prominent fossil specimens (with photos) from this famous British Columbia locality.
Champlain Sea Fossils: A 1994 site on marine fossils from the Champlain Sea, an epicontinental ephemeral sea which filled most of the Ottawa-St.Lawrence-Lake Champlain basin at the end of the last continental glaciation (8000-11000 years ago).
Fossils of Nova Scotia: The Joggins Fossil Cliffs: This site summarizes the discovery and history of the famous Joggins fossil site in Nova Scotia, known for its diverse collection of Carboniferous flora and fauna including some of the world’s oldest reptiles.
The Parrsboro Fossil Site: This site describes Nova Scotia's Parrsboro fossil site which has yielded over 100,000 vertebrate bones from rocks deposited just after the Triassic-Jurassic extinction boundary. It is the largest collection of vertebrate bones found from the Jurassic in North America and is comprised mostly of small animals which lived in the area following the Triassic-Jurassic extinction.
An Introduction to the Geological History of Nova Scotia: This site provides a thorough examination of Nova Scotia's geologic history, with the information being downloadable in pdf format.
Pseudofossils: This illustrated guide to pseudofossils on the Falls of the Ohio State Park website helps you to tell the difference between a real fossil and a pseudofossil, a rock that only looks like a fossil.
Devonian Corals of the Falls of the Ohio and Surrounding Areas: Descriptions and photos of some of the corals to be found at the Falls of the Ohio State Park.
Fossils At Red Rock Canyon State Park, California: This site is devoted to the paleontology, geology, and natural history of Red Rock Canyon State Park, California; many images of fossils, scenic images of the park, plus images of wildflowers.
The Sharktooth Hill Bone Bed, Southern California: Take a virtual field trip to the classic Sharktooth Hill fossil bone bed northeast of Bakersfield, California; includes text, images of fossils, on-site images and paleontology links.
Fossil Plants Of The Ione Basin, California: The fossil plants of the Middle Eocene Ione Formation, Amador County, California; many images of fossil leaves, plus on-site images of field trips to the fossil leaf localities.
Fossils From Pleistocene Lake Manix, California: The fossiliferous Upper Pleistocene Manix Formation on California's Mojave Desert; many images of fossils; detailed virtual field trips, plus many pertinent links.
Trilobites In The Marble Mountains, Mojave Desert, California: Take a virtual field trip to a classic trilobite site on California's Mojave Desert; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images; links to the early Cambrian and to trilobites.
Fossil Bones In The Coso Range, California: Visit a 4.8 to 3.0 million-year-old vertebrate fossil locality in the Coso Range, Inyo County, California; includes images of fossils, plus on-site images.
Fossil Plants At Aldrich Hill, Nevada: A virtual field trip to a famous fossil plant locality in, Nevada; detailed text; on-site images; many images of fossils.
Trilobites In The Nopah Range, Inyo Country, California: Take a virtual field trip to a classic trilobite site on California's Mojave Desert; detailed text; images of fossils.
Ammonoids At Union Wash, California: Visit a famous Early Triassic ammonite locality in the shadows of Mount Whitney; virtual field trip; many images of fossils; paleontology links, plus links to Inyo County.
Ordovician Fossils At Great Beatty Mudmound, Nevada: A virtual field trip to a classic 480-million-year-old fossil locality in the vicinity of Beatty, Nevada, near Death Valley National Park; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images.
Early Cambrian Fossils In Western Nevada: Take a virtual field trip to a prolific fossil locality north of Death Valley National Park; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images.
Ordovician Fossils In The Toquima Range, Nevada: Take a detailed virtual field trip to two 475-million-year-old fossil localities in central Nevada; explanatory text; images of fossils; on-site images.
Early Triassic Ammonoid Fossils In Nevada: A virtual field trip to what could well be the single best early Triassic ammonoid locality in North America; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images.
High Inyo Mountains Fossils, Inyo Country, California: Visit a classic 325-million-year-old fossil locality near the crest of California's Inyo Mountains; detailed text; images of fossils; scenic images.
Field Trip To The Copper Basin Fossil Flora, Nevada: Take a virtual field trip to a 40-million-year-old fossil plant locality in northeastern Nevada; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images.
Fossil Plants And Insects At Bull Run, Nevada: Take a virtual field trip to a 37-million-year-old fossil plant and insect locality; detailed text; images of fossils; on-site images.
The Early Cambrian Waucoba Spring Geologic Section, California: Take a virtual field trip to a world-famous Early Cambrian locality in northwestern Death Valley National Park; detailed text, with on-site image and links to images of fossils.
Fossil Insects And Vertebrates On The Mojave Desert, California: Virtual field trips to two world-famous fossil localities in the middle Miocene Barstow Formation, California; detailed text, with images of fossils and on-site photos.
Dinosaur Footprints and Trackways From the Northeastern U.S.: This webpage details footprints from the Triassic and Jurassic periods of the northeastern United States. Information includes photographs of footprints, along with information on stratigraphic horizon and correlation, age, and taxonomy.
Fossil Leaves And Seeds In West-Central Nevada: A virtual field trip to a fabulously productive Middle Miocene plant locality in Nevada, where the Middlegate Formation yields the leaves of evergreen live oaks, leaves from many species of deciduous trees and shrubs, plus winged conifer seeds.
Fossil Plants In The Dead Camel Range, Nevada: A virtual field trip to a remote Middle Miocene plant-bearing site in Nevada, where the Desert Peak Formation produces many leaves from evergreen oaks and deciduous trees and shrubs, plus winged seeds from conifers.
Bliss Dinosaur Ranch: This site showcases a large number of Cretaceous fossils (Hell Creek Formation) on a private ranch on the Montana-Wyoming border. The bones of Triceratops and pachycephalosaurs have been found, as well as numerous mammal teeth.