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Fossilworks (formerly PaleoDB, or Paleobiology Database) is an online resource for information on the distribution and classification of fossil animals, plants, and microorganisms.


Fossilworks originated in the NCEAS-funded Phanerozoic Marine Paleofaunal Database initiative, which operated from August 1998 through August 2000. Since 2000 Fossilworks has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Australian Research Council. From 2000 to 2010 it was housed at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis,[1] a cross-disciplinary research center within the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is currently housed at Macquarie University and overseen by an international committee of major data contributors.


Partial list of contributing researchers:[2]


Partial list of contributing institutions:[3]


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