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Maine State Fossil, Pertica quadrifaria: Fact sheet describing Maine's state fossil, the early land plant Pertica quadrifaria.
URL: http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/fossils/stfossil.htm

Introduction to the "Green Algae": This set of pages from the UC Museum of Paleontology introduces the fossil record, life history, systematics and morphology of the "green algae".
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/greenalgae/greenalgae.html

Introduction to Cnidaria: These pages from the UC Museum of Paleontology discuss the fossil record, life history, systematics and morphology of the Cnidarians.
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cnidaria/cnidaria.html

SkeletalDrawing.com: An anatomical resource for artist and amateurs who want to learn about the science behind restoring prehistoric animals, with an emphasis on dinosaurs. Includes many skeletal reconstructions.
URL: http://www.skeletaldrawing.com

Utah’s Wildlife in the Ice Age: This site, from the Utah Geological Survey, features a summary of northern Utah fossils, giving us a deeper understanding of wildlife that came before us.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/iceage/icewildlife.htm

Geology of British Columbia: A description of the geologic and tectonic history of the province.
URL: http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/Pages/GeologyofBC.aspx

Enchanted Learning's Dinosaur Fossils Found in Canada: A list of dinosaurs found in Canada, by province.
URL: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/dinosaurs/dinofossils/locations/Canada.shtml

Fossils of Northern British Columbia: A nice site with information on fossils in general, life through time from a BC perspective, BC fossil localities, and more.
URL: http://www.theexplorationplace.com/fossilhistory/index.html

Carrot River Valley Fossils: A page describing the fossils recovered from the Carrot River Valley, Saskatchewan.
URL: http://www.town.carrotriver.sk.ca/teleorhinus.htm

Quaternary Geology of the Yukon Territory: A pdf describing the Quaternary geology of the Yukon Territory.
URL: http://www.geology.gov.yk.ca/pdf/quaternary_geology.pdf

Dinosaurios Mexicanos: A 1998 description of Mexican dinosaur discoveries, with a focus on Coahuila.
URL: http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/dinosaurios-mexicanos.html

Equinodermos fósiles de México: An examination of the known fossil echinoderms from Mexico.
URL: http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2003/03/31/eco-d.html

Fossil Permian Plants from Puebla, Mexico: A discussion of fossil plants from the Matzitzi Formation with good photographs.
URL: http://www.geologia.unam.mx/igl/deptos/paleo/weber/florperm.htm

Fossil Triassic plants of Sonora, Mexico: A discussion of fossil plants from the Santa Clara Formation accompanied by photographs.
URL: http://www.geologia.unam.mx/igl/deptos/paleo/weber/flortris.htm

Precambrian Stromatolites of Sonora, Mexico: A discussion of Sonoran stromatolite fossils accompanied by photographs.
URL: http://www.geologia.unam.mx/igl/deptos/paleo/weber/flpreson.htm

Cretaceous paleoflora of Coahuila, Mexico: A discussion of fossil plants from the Elm Formation accompanied by photographs.
URL: http://www.geologia.unam.mx/igl/deptos/paleo/weber/flfmolmo.htm

Los Dinosaurios en México: A paper describing the abundance, diversity and conservation status of fossil remains of dinosaurs discovered in the northern states of Mexico, especially during the nineties.
URL: http://www.revista.unam.mx/vol.1/dino/index.html

The Geologic Evolution of Sonora: The tectonic history of Sonora, with an emphasis on the region around Nogales.
URL: http://www.municipiodenogales.org/castellano/geologia/sonora_evolucion.htm

Vida jurásica del Cañón del Huizachal, Tamaulipas: A description of the Early Jurassic vertebrates from this Tamaulipas region.
URL: http://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/vida-jurasica-del-canon-del-huizachal-tamaulipas.html

Fossils of Newfoundland and Labrador: A general overview of the types, ages, and locations of the province's fossils. Also discusses the uses of fossils, plus tips on collecting and identification.
URL: http://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/mines&en/geosurvey/education/fossils.stm

Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage site information: UNESCO World Heritage page on Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta.
URL: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/71

Fossils From The Kettleman Hills, California: The 4.5 to 2.0 million-year-old Pliocene-age fossils that occur in the Kettleman Hills, roughly 80 miles northwest of Bakersfield, California.
URL: http://inyo.coffeecup.com/site/kh/kettleman.html

Fossils In Death Valley National Park: The paleontology, geology and natural wonders of Death Valley National Park (and more); many images of fossils; field trips; paleontology links, plus links to Death Valley.

URL: http://inyo.coffeecup.com/site/dv/dvfossils.htm

Middle Triassic Ammonoids From Nevada: A virtual visit to a world-famous fossil ammonoid locality in Nevada roughly 235 million years old--it could well be the single best middle Triassic ammonoid locality in the world; many images of fossils; on-site images.
URL: http://inyo.coffeecup.com/site/ammonoids/ammonoids.html

List of Dinosaurs: This dinosaur listing is data-packed and can be sorted by dinosaur length, weight, time period, etc.
URL: http://dinosaurs.findthedata.org/

Dinosaur Society: The Dinosaur Society encourages everyone to learn about and enjoy dinosaurs, and to support the work of people engaged in the science of palaeontology
URL: http://www.dinosaursociety.com

Introduction to the Porifera: These pages from the UC Museum of Paleontology discuss the fossil record, life history, systematics and morphology of sponges (Porifera).
URL: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/porifera/porifera.html

The Age of Dinosaurs in Iowa: This page summarizes and illustrates dinosaur fossils found in the state of Iowa.
URL: http://www.igsb.uiowa.edu/browse/dinosaurs/age_of_dinosaurs_in_iowa.htm

Recent and Fossil Bryozoa: A reference page for all bryozoan families and genera, many with species lists, some with illustrations (mainly Australian). Includes a glossary and published references by year back to 1970, with new taxa. Some pdfs of old references.
URL: http://www.bryozoa.net/

Discovery of a New Pterosaur Tracksite at Flaming Gorge Reservoir: Significant tracksite along the shores of Flaming Gorge Reservoir containing trackways from a sauropaud dinosaur and pterosaurs, or flying reptiles. From the Utah Geological Survey web site.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/articles/pdf/pter_tracks_34-3.pdf

Mammoth Tusk Discovery: This site from the Utah Geological Survey adds to our knowledge of life along the shores of Lake Bonneville during the Quaternary Period in Utah.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/iceage/tuskdiscovery.htm

Trilobites and the Cambrian Environment in Utah: Trilobites are probably the most common fossils collected in Utah; many world-class specimens from this state reside in museums throughout the world. This page from the Utah Geological Survey web site offers information on what trilobites are and where they are found in Utah.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/gladasked/trilobites.htm

The Dinosaur FAQ: This collection of documents answers frequently asked questions about dinosaurs, and in doing so seeks to present a digestible tutorial on scientific background concepts such as taxonomy, phylogeny and anatomy. It is targeted at the intelligent layperson. It was assembled by an amateur, based on information provided by professionals and others on the Internet's Dinosaur Mailing List, and has been checked for accuracy by professional palaeontologists.
URL: http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/dino/faq/

Permian Tetrapods: Web site dedicated to Permian tetrapods with particular attention to the North American ones.
URL: http://www.permiantetrapods.net

Links for Palaeobotanists: An annotated collection of pointers to information on paleobotany or to WWW resources which may be of use to paleobotanists and paleontologists.
URL: http://www.equisetites.de/palbot1.html

Ice Age Animals: A look at ice age animal finds in Utah during the Pleistocene. From the Utah Geological Survey.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/iceage/iceage.htm

Latest Links for Cretaceous in Utah: Utah’s Newly Recognized Dinosaur Record from the Early Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation. From the Utah Geological Survey.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/surveynotes/articles/pdf/dino_cedarmt_37-1.pdf

Utah in the Age of Dinosaurs (aka “The Mesozoic Era”): Utah has perhaps the best Mesozoic rock record in the world. This web site from the Utah Geological Survey offers information on Utah dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Period.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/dinoage.htm

Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs of Utah: This web site, from the Utah Geological Survey, offers detailed information on the dinosaurs of the Early Cretaceous, Cedar Mountain Formation.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/dinecret.htm

Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs of Utah: This site from the Utah Geological Survey, offers detailed information on the dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous, North Horn and Kaiparowits Formations.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/dinlcret.htm

Jurassic Dinosaurs of Utah: This web site from the Utah Geological Survey, offers detailed information on the dinosaurs of the Jurassic, Morrison Formation.
URL: http://geology.utah.gov/utahgeo/dinofossil/dinojur.htm

Fossils of New Jersey: A website dedicated to the collection and identification of fossils from Cretaceous deposits of New Jersey, with a focus on shark teeth.
URL: http://www.fossilsofnj.com/