Paleozoic localities on this server: (see map above)
For information about Paleozoic localities:
- Aldan River, Siberia -
Lower Cambrian fauna from this site in Yakutia, Siberia, trace the early
evolution of animals with skeletons.
- Burgess Shale - One of the
greatest fossil finds ever made is the Burgess fauna of British Columbia.
Thousands of soft-bodied animal fossils paint us a picture of Cambrian marine life.
- Canning Basin, Australia - A great diversity of fossil gastropods has been uncovered in the Canning Basin.
- Glass Mountains, Texas - The Permian fossils of the Glass Mountains are shallow, warm-water marine life, like the kinds expected in a modern-day coral reef.
- House Range, Utah -
A varied array of Cambrian critters has been found in the Wheeler Shale and the
Marjum Formation, both of which are exposed in the House Range.
- Hunsrück Shale, Germany
- Joggins, Nova Scotia -
Carboniferous coal swamps were home to early tetrapods such as Dendrerpeton.
- Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - The limestones of this region have preserved many spectactular fossils
of Ordovician macroalgae.
- Marble Mountains, California -
In the hottest part of the Mojave Desert is the rich Cambrian Latham Shale
where olenellid trilobites are numerous.
- Mazon Creek, Illinois -
This site has become famous for its iron concretions preserving both plants and marine invertebrates.
- Rhynie Chert, Scotland -
This has been one of the most important sources of fossils of early land plants and terrestrial arthropods. Anatomy of specimens is preserved in three dimensional detail.
- White-Inyo Mountains, California -
You can visit Cambrian reefs in the mountains of eastern California.