This is a comprehensive glossary compiled by Hottinger and Scheuring (1997) and lists commonly used terminology (and alternative definitions) to describe morphological features of foraminiferal tests.
Invertebrate Paleontology Department
This website provides a comprehensive list of International Paleontological Societies and links to each of these. Additionally, a list of Natural History Museums located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom is provided with links. The Harvard Invertebrate Paleontology homepage also describes current research collections and projects.
Provides an introduction to golden-brown, single-celled algae that live only in the oceans explaining that they are plants that need sunlight, so they float near the surface of the water and that there are billions and billions of them living in the oceans today, and they are eaten by anything that is bigger than they are. They are one of the primary organisms at the base of the food chain.
Link to biostratigraphic information related to Geologic time as the intellectual theme that connects a wide variety of research endeavors in geoscience and the corresponding cyberinfrastructure that allows the resources of all these endeavors to be pooled. CHRONOS's (Greek: time) purpose is to transform Earth history research by seamlessly integrating geoscience databases and tools. CHRONOS is the work of a team of geoscientists and information technology specialists who have created a cyberinfrastructure that delivers open access to a global federation of Earth history databases, tools, and services.
The Challenger Expedition
This site is focused on the voyage of HMS Challenger, from 1872 to 1876, and the deep sea. The site is concerned with the Museum’s collections, HMS Beagle,and Charles Darwin, the history of ocean exploration. Provides illustrations from the HMS Challenger Report, showing specimens collected on the voyage.
Constructed by E.F. Stoermer of the Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences as a hierarchy linking the genera list to species lists for each genus, and linking species lists to individual species "cards." Each species has its own "card" with a micrograph and includes information on morphological measurements, where the specimen was found, ecology of the species, and additional information.
Very professional site assembled by Lukas Hottinger of the Museum of Natural History at Basel in Switzerland providing diagnoses and descriptive texts of taxa while explaining how use of the specialized terminology for the complex morphology of any taxon. Has pictures to supplement the description and advises providing locality information too.
This site has been generated by Dr. Stephen T. Hasiotis and his students at the University of Kansas, Department of Geology, Lawrence, Kansas. The site focuses on the study of trace fossils
, the record of microbe, plant, and animal behavior preserved in rocks offering insights as to the relationship between organisms, their structures, and their relationship to that specific environment. The website is under development but is already populated by images and movies adding value and diversity to the geology studied by those who use the SEPM site.
Links to images and information
on fossil protists and prokaryotes, geologic ages, and geographic regions are represented in the UCMP collections. The holdings include over 10,000 type specimens, tens of thousands of prepared specimens, innumerable processed and bulk samples, and extensive reference materials. Access to microfossil collections data in two ways: via a small catalog that contains images of type specimens, or through an on-line database search of the catalog.
Access to results of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) of the U.S. National Science Foundation and its 22 international partners (JOIDES) related to basic research into the history of the ocean basins and the overall nature of the crust beneath the ocean floor using the scientific drill ship JOIDES Resolution. Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc.
This is an online database containing information
about radiolarians, both fossil and recent, with images, descriptions, references, synonyms and links to other online resources. This site also provides a comprehensive species list with individual images.