Invertebrate Paleontology Resources | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Fossil marine snail shells from the early Pleistocene (1.5 million years ago) collected from the Lomita Marl formation, Los Angeles, California.

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Invertebrate Paleontology Additional Resources

There are many resources on the internet for information about invertebrate paleontology and geology. A few selected links, with descriptions from their websites, are included below.

Invertebrate Paleontology Gallery

The Paleontological Society

Click here for The Paleontological Society, which is an international nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology.

Southern California Paleontological Society

Click here for the Southern California Paleontological Society, which meets monthly at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits.

Geological Society of America

Click here for the Geological Society of America. Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America is an organization of professional earth scientists, including paleontologists, "enhancing the professional growth of its members, and promoting the geosciences in the service to humankind and stewardship of the Earth."

Society for Sedimentary Geology

Click here for the SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology). SEPM is a nonprofit society dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and many additional related specialities.  



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