Paleontology » Database:
Know what you want to search for? Try the Search Specimen Data option. Or, to explore images of Paleontology fossils using basic filters, use the Browse Images option.
Results are displayed as lists of specimen label data along with images (if available) and generalized locations on a map. Results can also be downloaded as a text file or PDF document. Images can be viewed at full size in your browser or downloaded as JPEG files.
Click on a thumbnail image to view the full size image along with specimen record data and the generalized location where the fossil was collected.
The Paleontology database contains a portion of the more than 2.75 million specimens of fossil invertebrates, fossil vertebrates, fossil plants, and modern mollusks housed in the Paleontology collections. Specimens are captured in the database as text records containing taxonomic classification and identification, publication information, precise locations (where available), dates and collectors, geological context, notes about the specimen, parts/elements represented, and curation history, among other information. Imaging of selected specimens is underway; these are captured as JPEG images and linked to specimen records for access through the online database. Images are also captured for note cards and locality cards; however locality card images are not publicly accessible online.
A custom FileMaker Pro database is used for data entry and storage. The online specimen database is updated nightly from the FileMaker database. Inquiries about the database can be directed to the Collections manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Specimen images only. The database also contains 15,854 locality card images; these often link to multiple specimen records.
UWBM data may be used by individual researchers or research groups, but they may not be repackaged, resold, or redistributed in any form without the express written consent of the museum’s executive director. If any of these records are used in an analysis or report, the UWBM must be notified, and the provenance of the original data must be acknowledged. Questions and comments about this site should be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Paleontology databases contains some records and data that cannot be publicly released and are excluded from the search interface. Inquiries about restricted information should be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read the Burke Museum copyright notice before using UWBM data or images in publications.