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Welcome to the searchable database of the University of Alberta Paleobotanical Collection
The University of Alberta is proud to be the home of the Paleobotany collection, considered to be the best in Canada and one of the best in the world. Along with the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, the Paleobotany Collection at the University of Alberta is the official repository for fossil plants in Alberta. Fossils in the collection are the subject of research by students and staff, and are used in teaching related courses. Although the collection houses many thousands of specimens, resources have only permitted the data inputting of approximately 3,000 specimens. Please come back and visit as this number will accrue in time.

A Note to Site Users
Although this site is intended primarily for University of Alberta faculty, students, and researchers, it is hoped that other individuals interested in the study of Paleobotany will find this resource useful and informative. This site is an interface to the Collection’s database and is not intended to represent the collection and/or its staff. See "Links" for associated information.

A Note on the Search Tools
The site provides a number of search tools for finding information from the database. These tools include the Basic Search and the Advanced Search (multiple fields using Boolean logic). For information on how to use these tools, see "Help" under "Search the Collection".

Technical Notes
This site is is designed for 800 x 600 screen resolution and is best viewed through Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later and Netscape 4.78 and later. This site, however, will also function in Mozilla, Opera, and Safari browsers. The Department of Museums and Collections Services produced the site in collaboration with the curator of the Paleobotanical collection. The collection data resides in MIMSY XG, an Oracle-based relational database management system. For more information, see the entry under "Links".


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