Rare Fossils


Selected Rare Fossils from Across Geologic Time

Also see: Museum Fossils Museum Trilobites

These are some of our favorite fossils, based on some combination of scientific interest, rarity, photography, or simply their beauty. We try to select one each month to post on the home page, while also acknowlodging those who take the time to share these fossils with the educational and scientific community.

Pinacosaurus grangeri Ankylosaur Dinosaur
Upper Cretaceous
Gobi Desert of Mongolia
Courtesy Robert Drachuk
Aeduella blainvillei
Lower Permian
Jeckenbach Formation, Germany
Fish Fossils of John Adamek

Palaeochiropteryx tupaiodon Bat Fossil
Messel, Germany

Hallucigenia fortis