My Fossil Field Trips - Illinois and Vicinity
Illinois Fossil Illustrations
Standard rock symbols
. Complete Geologic Column .
Ordovician fossils .
Devonian fossils .
Mississippian fossils .
Pennsylvanian fossils .
Illinois top of rocks map .
LaSalle area geological column .
LaSalle area cross-section .
Northern Illinois top of rocks map
Fossil Hunting Beyond Illinois
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Fossil Links - Offsite
Illinois Fossil Hunting Resources
Large Worldwide Sites
- Gaia Project
- Trilobites and Eurypterids
- Taxonomic and phylogenetic data on 3200 named species of North American fossil mammals.
- Turtles -- Testudinae from the American Museum of Natural History in New York has an interactive cladogram for living and extinct groups.
- The Plankton Net. More than 100,000 species of really small stuff lives in our ocean now. See the fossils of the future at the University of Ontario - Guelph site.
- American Society for Microbiology provides a view of the smallest plants and critters know, the bacteria, algae, parasites and yeasts. You'll never forget to wash up again.
- 70,000 microorganisms, including fungi, algae and animal cells.
- More than 5000 cyanobacteria references and links.
- Palynology Page. Bone up on your fossil and present plant pollen here. ("Acritarchs" are pollen.)
- The algae image library has scanning electron microscopy of diatoms and much more.
- Diatom optical microscopy "elevate diatoms from tiny translucent plants to [an] art form."
- Diatom taxonomy, glossary and illustrated key as well as a list of type specimens in this California Academy of Sciences site.
- Diatom Database from Geological Survey of Canada provides sampling data along with (planned) 5000 species accounts and environmental requirements over over 1000 species.
- 9000 species of annelid worms and still counting. Pictures of leeches feasting and deep-sea tube worms. Try this link if the above link has changed addresses.
- Moths of the United States and sister-site butterflies of the U.S. have range maps, checklists and illustrations.
- The Reef Education Network - University of Sydney, Australia.
- Sharks -- Elasmobranchs from the Florida Museum of Natural History includes taxonomy, diet, range and conservation status for modern species.
- EMBL Reptile Database. More than 1,000 species photographed and counting. Taxonomy, synonyms and distribution for nearly all of the world's approximately 7,900 living species.
- HerpDigest: A Free Electronic Newsletter on Reptile and Amphibians