PaleoBase: Macrofossils, Part 3 (Site Licence)
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
PaleoBase provides an important new tool for the teaching
of life history in a wide variety of advanced secondary,
undergraduate, and graduate courses (e.g., paleontology, historical
geology, stratigraphy, paleoceanography, paleobiogeography).
Instructors will find the database a rich resource for
lecture presentations, discussions, and laboratory exercises.
Students will find PaleoBase an invaluable addition
to traditional textbooks, and a key reference source for basic
- High-quality zoomable digital images
- Complete systematic, life-habit and paleoecological
descriptions by taxonomic specialists from The Natural History
- Chronostratigraphic and paleogeographic distribution
- Glossary of terms and bibliography
- Full search either by name, age, chronostratigraphy, or
- Morphological keys and labelled images
PaleoBase Macrofossils Part 3 contains over 350 records of
Cnidaria, Echinoderms (incl. asteroids, blastoids, carpoids,
crinoids, cyclocystoids, cystoids, echinoids, edrioasteroids,
edrioblastoids, eocrinoids, helicoplacoids, holothurians, and
ophiuroids), Sponges, and ‘Problematica’ (incl. early
metazoans) fossil groups. These fossil genera are illustrated with
over 1,500 color digital images of specimens. This fully relational
database includes full genus descriptions, chronostratigraphy,
paleoecology, of bibliography of over 500 references to the primary
research literature, a glossary of over 600 morphological terms,
and an interactive identification key.
For an online demonstration and guided tour of PaleoBase:
Macrofossils please visit: www.paleobase.com/
For an information brochure, or for any queries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Versions for Mac and PC, single user and site licence.
- High-quality digital images of representative specimens in full
color that can be magnified to reveal additional morphological
- Complete systematic descriptions incorporating the latest
information and written by experts from The Natural History
Museum's Department of Palaeontology.
- A morphological key for each group that can be used to study
morphological character distributions or aid in the identification
of "unknown" specimens from local collections.
- A complete classification for each genus.
- Descriptions of the genus' geographical and paleogeographical
- A summary of each genus' chronostratigraphical
- Identification of each genus' original shell mineralogy.
- A complete glossary of all morphological terms used in the
- A complete bibliography that connects the information provided by Macrofossils to the larger technical literature.
An invaluable tool for any university that teaches undergraduate level palaeontology .....students will love it Rod Taylor in Geol Mag 138
Is this the future of paleontological publishing? We can only hope. Fossil News march 2001