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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History: On the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. One of the finest university-based museums in the nation, with an active Paleontology research program and extensive collections. 

Database of the Former British Petroleum Microfossil Collection at the NHM, London: In 1991 BP donated to The Natural History Museum their Micropalaeontological Collection. This collection has an extensive geographical and stratigraphic coverage and is a record of BPs exploration activity since the 1950s.

The database hold details of material from over 3,500 individual well runs. The collection includes micropalaeontological assemblage slides and residues; palynological slides and residues and nannofossil slides from wells and outcrop from over 120 countries world-wide.

The Former Aberystwyth Microfossil Collection: This on-line catalogue is designed for university academics and industrial micropalaeontologists who are interested in post Palaeozoic ostracods and foraminifera. Searching this database gives broad information about discrete collections within the Former Aberystwyth University Micropalaeontology Collection that is now housed at the NHM.

The Ecphora, Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club Newsletter: The Ecphora is a quarterly newsletter from the Calvert Marine Museum's Fossil Club. It features paleontology articles of general and specific interest on Miocene marine fossils, mostly. In addition to articles based on original research, this online publication includes news and happenings in paleontology at the museum, fossil club field trip schedules, and information about upcoming public lectures in paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum.

Bridger Basin Project: Ongoing field research in the Bridger Formation of southwestern Wyoming seeks to document the stratigraphy and depositional environments of this highly fossiliferous middle Eocene rock unit, as well as the biostratigraphy, biochronology, and evolutionary relationships of its abundant and exquisitely preserved fossils.

Wade E. Miller PaleoProfile: Miller is Professor of Geology and Paleontology at BYU, and does field research in central Mexico.

McAbee Fossil Beds: The McAbee Fossil Beds are found in the Tranquil Shale near Cache Creek, British Columbia. These 50-million-year-old (Eocene) shales are sediments of a shallow lake that existed at a time when the Northern Hemisphere had a warm temperate climate. The fossil record shows that this was a time when palm trees grew as far north as Alaska. Some five dozen plant species have been described from the Tranquil shale, including more than 40 broadleaf and some 17 conifer species. Sassafras, katsura and ginkgo plant fossils have been found, as well as a diversity of insects, fish fossils, and even some feathers.

Research at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology: A description of the holdings and current research underway at the museum.

Fossil Bats of the Americas: This site provides information about the Cenozoic fossil record of bats in North America, South America, and the West Indies. The research emphasis is on the late Cenozoic era, mostly the mid-late Tertiary period, with Quaternary records only for extinct genera and species.

Foraminifera illustrated catalog: Foraminifera illustrated catalog by genus, locality and geological time


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