Peripatus Home Page pix1Black.gif (807 bytes) PaleontologyUpdated: 31-Jan-2024 


This page provides some links to essays on paleontological topics, including the geological timescale and evolution. A few items of particular relevance to New Zealand have been included, but not at the expense of the broader topics. Most of the information here should be useful to any student or general reader interested in paleontology.

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Geological Timescale

Brief introduction to stratigraphy

Topics in Evolution

Essays on evolution and extinction are being prepared and will be added soon. Meanwhile, some notes in no particular order:

Fossil Groups

A placeholder for now; let's see how this develops.


Another placeholder; we'll see how this one develops too.

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