How to identify fossils

Now that you have found some nice fossils, try to identify them. I will keep adding more pictures to my pages in order to help you in that matter.

This is a very exciting moment for kids and adults as well. Identification is not always easy though. Check out the following picture pages in order to identify your fossils: Wood, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Invertebrates.

Fossils that have been legally collected or purchased can also be identified by paleontologists. Contact your nearest Museum of Natural History to check if this service is offered to the public.

Fossil Identification Service : Div. of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800

Fossil Identification Nights: Natural History Museum, Gay Fossil Site 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray, TN 37615.

Fossils are classified, as are living specimens, using the Hierarchy of Biological Classification.

Click here if you wish to go further about Classification.

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