Learn more about vertebrate paleontology (fossil bones), invertebrate paleontology (fossil animals lacking bones) and paleobotany (fossil plants) with our Florida Museum scientists.
Our extensive collections focus on the Cenozoic Era (last 65 million years) in Florida, the Southeast US, and some Caribbean region.
Latest Paleontology News at the Florida Museum
Students return to the field with the aid of museum travel awards
Every year, the Florida Museum’s Department of Natural History awards funding for University of Florida graduate students to help cover…
Fossil rodent teeth add North American twist to Caribbean mammals’ origin story
Two fossil teeth from a distant relative of North American gophers have scientists rethinking how some mammals reached the Caribbean…
School lesson gone wrong leads to new, bigger megalodon size estimate
A more reliable way of estimating the size of megalodon shows the extinct shark may have been bigger than previously…
Online Exhibits & Galleries
Visiting the Florida Museum? You can learn more about fossils and paleontology in these permanent exhibits:
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