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The oldest crocodilian eggs known to science have been discovered in the cliffs of western Portugal.
Fossilworks hosts query, analysis, and download functions used to access large paleontological data sets. It presents taxonomic, distributional, and ecological data about the entire fossil record.
Cephalopod Fossil Articles
General introduction and overview: location, topics, significance
Fossils of Kentucky, Kentucky Geological Survey
Virtual Fossil Museum Pictures of Fossils Across Geological Time and Evolution
GONIAT - a palaezoic ammonoid database
For the ammonite the shell structure and ornamentation is the basis for classification. It is all we have to go by because the soft body parts do not fossilize.
About bringing together the two halves of an ancient sea turtle bone.
On August 23, 1769, French naturalist and zoologist Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier aka Georges Cuvier was born. He was a major figure in natural sciences research in the early 19th century, and was instrumental in establishing the fields of comparative anatomy and paleontology through his work in comparing living animals with fossils.
On March 12, 1784, English theologian, geologist and eccentric palaeontologist William Buckland was born, who wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, which he named Megalosaurus.
W. W. Norton, New York, ( ) 1989