Useful Links

- Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

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The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University is a center for research and education focused on the comparative relationships of animal life. The present-day MCZ collections are comprised of approximately 21-million extant and fossil invertebrate and vertebrate specimens, which continue to be a focus of research and teaching for MCZ, Harvard and outside students and researchers.

One of the three natural history museums at Harvard University, and the repository for millions of specimens used for research, education and outreach. The museum publishes the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology and Brevoria, and offers funding opportunities for travel and research aimed at both members of the university and external visitors.

- The Palaeontological Association


The Palaeontological Association is a registered charity that promotes the study of palaeontology and its allied sciences through publication of original research and field guides, sponsorship of meetings and field excursions, provision of web resources and information and a program of annual awards.

Membership grants access to the society’s publications, such as Palaeontology and Papers in Palaeontology, as well as funding opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers. Organizers the Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, one of the most important events in the yearly conference calendar.

- The Paleontological Society


The Paleontological Society is an international non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology.

Membership grants access to the society’s flagship publications, Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology, as well as funding opportunities for students and postdoctoral researchers. The society actively organizes and promotes scientific meetings, with a strong participation at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

- International Commission on Stratigraphy

The primary objective of the International Commission on Stratigraphy is to precisely define global units (systems, series, and stages) of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart that, in turn, are the basis for the units (periods, epochs, and age) of the International Geologic Time Scale

Regularly publishes the official International Chronostratigraphic Chart; a must-have reference for every paleontologist!