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View Resource Introduction to the UCMP Virtual Exhibits

This site, maintained by the University of California Museum of Paleontology contains one of the very best collections of on-line paleontology exhibits and scientific resources on the web. A hypertext link to Information for First-time Visitors streamlines access to the site. Extensive navigation pages for the three main areas of interest: Phylogeny, Geology, and Evolution (under construction),...

https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibit/exhibits.html
View Resource PaleoQuest

This ambitious, newly launched site from NASA's Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University is being developed according to a five-year plan "which will result in a renowned web-based paleontology resource for use by educators, students, scientists, and dinosaur enthusiasts." At present, PaleoQuest offers little more than a useful (albeit pitched at a young audience) rundown...

https://www.paleoquest.org/
View Resource Royal Tyrrell Museum

An alphabetized fossil encyclopedia, a page on oil and gas exploration, an online Burgess Shale exhibit, and a virtual tour are among the features of this Website of Alberta's Royal Tyrell Museum. The virtual tour takes users everywhere from the juvenile Albertosaurus skeleton to the cafeteria. Although the tour is mainly designed for those preparing to visit the museum, virtual tour-goers can...

http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com
View Resource The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History

A real find for anyone interested in prehistoric life, the American Museum of Natural History's Division of Paleontology site brings the ancient to life. Easily accessible, the site presents numerous materials, from images of the fossil record to artists' representations of the prehistoric world and its wilder inhabitants, the dinosaurs. For those interested in the people behind the scenes, as...

https://www.amnh.org/research/paleontology
View Resource Strange Science: The Rocky Road to Modern Paleontology and Biology

Those interested in the history of science should find this page interesting. Although the site is developed by a private individual, it is full of quality information from a large bank of references. The Goof Gallery is a unique collection of some erroneous discoveries made by historic scientists, complete with sketches of monsters and dragons that were once assumed to exist. Another useful...

https://www.strangescience.net/
View Resource Chinese Dinosaurs

What's "Jurassic Park" in Mandarin? That isn't easy to say, but if you're interested in Chinese dinosaurs, then you will love the new online (and real) exhibit hosted by the Australian Museum in Sydney. A vast land containing many of the world's best-preserved dinosaur specimens, China offers remnants of many species not commonly available in Western exhibits. With lots to explore, the site...

https://australianmuseum.net.au/chinese-dinosaurs
View Resource Paleontology Portal

Created by the University of California Museum of Paleontology, with assistance from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the United States Geological Survey, the Paleontology Portal is a nice resource for anyone who may be interested in the field of paleontology. The site is divided into a number of separate areas, and visitors would do well to begin by taking a look through the Exploring...

http://paleoportal.org
View Resource Paleontological Research Institution

The mission of the Ithaca, N.Y.-based Paleontological Research Institution (first mentioned in the January 10, 2003 NSDL Scout Report for Physical Sciences) is "to increase and disseminate knowledge about the history and evolution of the Earth and its life." The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) website offers brief information about the work of several different researchers including...

https://www.priweb.org/
View Resource Paleontology Portal (Last reviewed in the Scout Report on November 30, 1999)

It's appropriate that clicking on the segments of a nautilus shell can access the different sections of this engaging site, and paleontologists (both neophyte and expert) will find much to pique their interest here. The portal is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, along with the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, and the United...

http://paleoportal.org