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A forum to showcase Paleontological museums and their fossil exhibits. Have one near you? Take us along!

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Paleo Re-creations

For members' original paleontological artworks of graphic (life renderings, display backgrounds, ID posters) and sculptural (models, carvings) natures.

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Fossil Photography

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