display | more...
The entirety of all preserved fossils.

Fossils are the preserved remains of life forms.

Fossil collections found in a single place are records of the life forms existing there at a particular time in history.

Collections of similar fossils gathered from different places record the similarity among families of species, and can be used to reconstruct their evolutionary history.

Needless to say, the records are often very incomplete.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.