Ancient Species

The following table outlines species which may be of interest to fossil collectors. Clicking on the name of any species will link to a page giving details about it. (The table is not intended to be a comprehensive classification of all species but we are constantly adding to it.)

 

B
A
C
T
E
R
I
A
Cyanobacteria
and Stromatolites
Other Bacteria
A
R
C
H
A
E
A
Archaeans
E
U
K
A
R
Y
O
T
A
P
R
O
T
I
S
T
S
Algae
Other Protists
P
L
A
N
T
S
Lycophytes (scale trees)  

Sphenophytes (horsetails)   Horsetail
Ferns  
Mosses Moss
Pro-gymnosperms   Progymnosperm (archeopterix)
Seed plants Cycads   Cycad
Gingkoes  
Conifers  
Flowering Plants  
F
U
N
G
I
Fungi  
A
N
I
M
A
L
S
I
N
V
E
R
T
E
B
R
A
T
E
S
Echinoderms Blastoids  
Crinoids  
Starfish  
Sea Urchins  
Arthropods Trilobites
Crustaceans  
Spiders & Scorpions  
Beetles & Flies  
Molluscs Cephelopods Ammonoids  
Nautiloids  
Belemnoids
Other Molluscs  
V
E
R
T
E
B
R
A
T
E
S
Fish Jawless Fish  
Sharks & Rays
(Ray-finned) Fish  
Lungfish
Amphibians
Reptiles Dinosaurs
Ichthyosaurs  
Pterosaurs
Birds  
Turtles  
Mammals
 

 




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