Fossils of Los Angeles


Fossils of Los Angeles is an initiative of the Natural History Museum of Los  Angeles County department of Invertebrate Paleontology to digitize common local marine fossils in their paleontological collections. Fossils of Los Angeles leverages the availability of digital images and online media to build a greater awareness and appreciation of Los Angeles past biodiversity, as well as provide a web resource for the scientific and education community in which common fossils of southern California can be simply and rapidly identified.



Lomita Marl

Timms Point Silt

Palos Verdes Sand

San Pedro Sand


Santa Margarita Formation


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