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Fossil vertebrates

In our collections there are almost 50,000 fossil vertebrates, including a large collection of fish fossils and the world's largest collection of Pleistocene mammals from South America!

We also have dinosaur footprints from the Jurassic of Skåne!

The Cretaceous of Skåne

During the latter part of the Cretaceous period (approximately 70 million years ago), the Kristianstad Basin formed a "t...

Devonian fishes from Ukraine

This fish fauna is from the Devonian period and is found in reddish sandstones, the so-called Old Red Sandstone.

Pleistocene mammals

At the Department of Palaeobiology, the museum has significant collections of vertebrates.

The fossil fauna of Antarctica

The department's collection of Antarctic vertebrates is one of the world's largest, with over 9,000 shark teeth and near...