The Virtual
Fossil Museum
Fossils Across Geological Time and Evolution

Fossils across geological time presented in multiple contexts of geological history, the tree of life, paleobiology and evolution. The Virtual Fossil Museum is an educational resource providing an ever-growing extensive collection of fossil images.
An Education Resource Dedicated to the Diversity of Life
Charles Darwin"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved."

Last words of Origin of Species, 1st Edition, Charles Darwin (1859)

Virtual Fossil Museum Logo DNA"It has not escaped our notice that the specific pairing we have postulated immediately suggests a possible copying mechanism for the genetic material."

J. D. Watson F. H. C. Crick, NATURE magazine, (2 April 1953)


Bondonella Moroccan Trilobite

Primicaris larvaformis Arthropod from the Chengjiang Maotianshan Shales
Provided to VFM by John Adamek

Rare Bondonella szduyi Early Cambrian Fallotaspid Moroccan Trilobite
Provided to VFM by Fossil Mall

About New Fossils and Site Updates References

The Virtual Fossil Museum is an educational resource dedicated to fossils and evolution. High-quality pictures of fossils are presented that are organized by fossil sites and systematics. Geological history, paleobiology, phylogenetics and evolutionary biology are among information provided. Contributions by educators, scientists and enthusiasts are invited.

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