External websites: learn more

Australian fossils

The following websites provide more detailed information on Australian fossils:

General fossil information

The following websites provide general information relating to fossils and paleontology:

Pseudofossils

The following websites provide more detailed information on pseudofossils:

Geological time

The following websites provide more detailed information on geological time:

Uses of fossils in geological interpretation

The following websites provide more detailed information on the uses of fossils in geological interpretation:

Further questions

The following websites can help you answer other questions about fossils:

  • Western Australian Museum: Discovery centre — the Discovery Centre at the Western Australian Museum has resources and staff to help you find out more about rocks, fossils, plants and animals.
  • Australian Museum: Connect with us — the Australian Museum in Sydney has a similar identification service, plus a page listing some previously asked questions to start you off.
  • Ask a Biologist — an online forum directed at primary school children, where biology based questions (including evolution and fossils) will be answered by a biologist. Most of the scientists on this forum are based in the UK. No longer active, but retains archive of previously asked questions.
  • Natural History Museum, London: Nature Plus — an online forum hosted by staff of London’s Natural History Museum, where people can ask questions or upload images of items to be identified.

Fossil collecting and geoheritage

The following websites provide more detailed information on fossil collecting and geoheritage issues:

Contact
For more information contact:
paleontology@dmirs.wa.gov.au

More information on fossils and paleontology data within GSWA