Fossil Identification Resources

Have you found some interesting fossils but are unsure how to identify them? Are you confused about the difference between brachiopods and bivalves, or crinoids and corals? Explore a variety of fossil identification and exploration resources on this page. You might also explore the KU paleontology collection databases online.

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life

Identify fossils and explore the diversity and history of life of Earth. Includes field guides, apps, teaching resources and more.

Hundreds of white mollusk shells in halves.


A Kansas Geological Survey website exploring and sharing the geology of Kansas.

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