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Welcome to Fossilworks

Fossilworks provides query, download, and analysis tools that utilize the Paleobiology Database's large relational database assembled by hundreds of paleontologists from around the world. The two websites and their predecessors have been used by professional researchers, students, and the public since 1998. The data are owned by the contributors and the website and software were created by John Alroy. The site is housed at Macquarie University.

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All of the public data can be downloaded here, including collection, occurrence, or specimen records, taxonomic names and opinions, measurements of specimens, and Neptune occurrences.

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Students also may want to apply for the Paleobiology Database's 2014 analytical methods workshop.

The PaleoDB maintains a list of official publications. Researchers ask to add entries to the list when they have used the site to download data or conduct analyses. Large projects that involve documenting the taxonomic classification of an entire group are called Online Systematics Archives.

This hour's featured species
Amniota - Dinosauromorpha - Lagerpetidae
• Entered by Matt Carrano
• Type specimen GR 218
• Type locality Hayden Quarry, Ghost Ranch (site 3) (Norian of United States)
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