This site provides an overview of what is to come, introduces some basics, and gives insights into the preservation of fossils.
Meet trilobites – one of the most successful animal groups prior to their extinction 252 million years ago.
The brachiopds – filter feeding animals with two shells – are still around, but were far more species rich in the past.
Molluscs are an incredibly diverse group of animals, with ancient origins.
Here we get to know corals: important reef builders today, and in the past.
The echinoids – sea urchins, starfish, brittle stars – are a cool group of marine animals, many of which lack bilateral symmetry.
Graptolites are weird. But cool! Learn more about these unusual colonial animals here.
And let's meet a few more groups of fossil – these which are small, and are grouped together for functional reasons.
A brief introduction to some of the principles of biostratigraphy. Coming soon.
What have we missed? This site covers some glaring omissions from these fossil learning resources.