Fossilworks

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Fossilworks
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Created by John Alroy
Editor John Alroy
Website www.fossilworks.org
Launched1998;21 years ago (1998)

Fossilworks is a portal which provides query, download, and analysis tools to facilitate access to the Paleobiology Database, a large relational database assembled by hundreds of paleontologists from around the world.

Paleobiology Database

The Paleobiology Database is an online resource for information on the distribution and classification of fossil animals, plants, and microorganisms.

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History

Fossilworks was created in 2013 by John Alroy and is housed at Macquarie University. It includes many analysis and data visualization tools formerly included in the Paleobiology Database. [1]

Macquarie University university in Sydney, New South Wales

Macquarie University is a public research university based in Sydney, Australia, in the suburb of Macquarie Park. Founded in 1964 by the New South Wales Government, it was the third university to be established in the metropolitan area of Sydney.

Related Research Articles

Physeter is a genus of toothed whales containing a single living species, the sperm whale. Two fossil species are currently known that are placed in the same genus: Physeter antiquus from the Pliocene of France, and Physeter vetus from the Quaternary of Georgia.

<i>Ailuravus</i> genus of mammals (fossil)

Ailuravus is a genus of prehistoric rodents in the family Ischyromyidae.

Asaphestra is an extinct genus microsaur within the family Tuditanidae.

The Detroit River Group is a geologic group in Michigan and Ohio. It preserves fossils dating back to the Devonian period.

The Lucas Formation is a geologic formation in Michigan. It preserves fossils dating back to the Devonian period.

Whitewater Formation

The Whitewater Formation is a geologic formation in Ohio and Indiana. It preserves fossils dating back to the Ordovician period.

The Waltersburg Formation is a geologic formation in Illinois. It preserves fossils dating back to the Carboniferous period.

The Java Formation is a geologic formation in Pennsylvania. It preserves fossils dating back to the Devonian period.

The Coldwater Shale is a geologic formation in Michigan. It preserves fossils dating back to the Mississippian period.

References

  1. "Frequently asked questions". Fossilworks. Retrieved 21 May 2014.