Study of life in past geologic time based on fossil plants and animals.
Paleontology at the U.S. Geological Survey [ More info] USGS Paleontology home page documenting the wide diversity in paleontologic studies and applications within the USGS.
Paleontology selected online resources [ More info] Selection of links to web sites dealing with paleontology and related disciplines including links to museums, academia, societies, surveys, and groups of fossils.
Education resources for paleontology [ More info] Contacts and other sources of information for teachers, students, and others interested in paleontology with links to related USGS websites and on-line publications.
Glossary of terms in paleontology [ More info] Dictionary of terms associated with paleontology with brief definitions.
Selected references on fossils and paleontology [ More info] Bibliography of books, periodicals, fossil collecting guides, audiovisual aids, videos, filmstrips, charts, and posters which may be borrowed from libraries or purchased if still available.
Diatoms: applications [ More info] Use of diatoms in biostratigraphy, coastal and estuarine studies, paleoceanology, paleoliminology, earthquake studies, environmental quality and forensic studies. Includes listing of USGS diatom projects and links to other diatom websites.
Dinosaurs, fact and fiction [ More info] Online booklet with answers to frequently asked questions about dinosaurs.
Early Paleozoic biochronology of the Great Basin, western United States [ More info] Publication (PDF format) in three parts on the biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of the Ibexian Series in the North American Ordovician, with sections on the southern Egan Range, Nevada and the biostratigraphy of the eastern Great Basin.
Environmental investigations using diatom microfossils [ More info] Explains use of diatom assemblages in understanding the history of coastal wetlands.
Fossil groups: Vertebrates [ More info] Information on vertebrate fossils and their use in paleontologic research in biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, paleoecology, and earth history.
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