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
Rodent extinctions in Hispaniola may have been caused by humans
The island of Hispaniola once had among the highest rodent diversity in the Caribbean, supporting 11 species that coexisted for…
Maria Vallejo-Pareja receives paleontology society grant in a first for frog researchers
Maria Vallejo-Pareja, a graduate student at the University of Florida, recently received the Estes Memorial Grant from the Society of…
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…
Online Exhibits & Galleries
Visiting the Florida Museum? You can learn more about fossils and paleontology in these permanent exhibits:
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