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Digital exhibition - fossil plants

Read more about our collections

Carboniferous and Permian plants of China

The Palaeobiology Department houses a very large collection of Carboniferous and Permian fossil plants from China. Over 22,000 specimens from 14 provinces are registered in the database.

The Polar flora

Our polar flora is unique and includes around 25,000 plant fossils from Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland and Bear Island, among other places. These plant fossils are widely used in research on palaeoclimate and biodiversity patterns spanning millions of years.

The Schweitzer collection

In our collections, we host about 2500 fossil plants from a unique collection, collected over several decades by Professor Hans-Joachim Schweitzer (University of Bonn). The collection is unique in that it largely covers the evolutionary history of plants.


Cretaceous plants from Quedlinburg

This collection from various localities around the town of Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, comprises approximately 4,700 specimens.

Fossil flora of Australia

The museum has an expanding collection of fossil plants from Australia as this region is an active area of research within the Paleobiology Department. The collections contain several thousand specimens from various localities mainly in eastern Australia.