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Invertebrates

Arthropods

Brachiopods

Corals

Echinoderms

Molluscs

Sponges

Other Invertebrates

These pages are designed to give you a link to the collections and background information on both the collector or the group covered.

 


About paleontology

An introduction to the field of study responsible for most of these collections.

Why marine fossils around Austin?

Find out why they occur in Central Texas. Learn how you can help to preserve specimens that remain at the localities. See examples from NPL's collections of specimens that you might find in Central Texas.

How are fossils preserved?

Fossilization is a rare event. See examples of just a few ways in which fossils have survived to the present.

Where do you find fossils?

Exploring the creek banks
Fossil hunting in the Eagle Ford Formation

 

Frequently used abbreviations: NPL  Non-vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | TNSC Texas Natural Science Center | UTDGS Department of Geological Sciences | BEG  Bureau of Economic Geology | VPL Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory | JSG  Jackson School of Geosciences | SUPPORT | VOLUNTEER | GLOSSARY


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