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Fossil Explorer for Android

Developer's Description

Uncover the ancient plant and animal fossils hidden beneath your feet.

Fossil Explorer is a field guide to the common fossils of Britain and will help you identify fossils based on where you find them. The app uses a geological map to plot the rocks present at your chosen location and provides a list of fossils known to occur in rocks of the same age.

Whether you want to discover ammonites along Dorsets Jurassic coast, marine reptiles in Whitby or trilobites in Wales, this app can tell you more about your fossil finds.

Fossil facts and illustrations will help beginner fossil hunters get started, while specimen details will help more experienced fossil collectors delve deeper.


interactive map of Britain and geological map overlay

illustrations and data for more than 1,200 fossil specimens in the Natural History Museum collection

introductory information about nearly 90 fossil groups and more than 1,150 species

fossil content researched and checked by Natural History Museum palaeontologists

additional information about local geology provided by the British Geological Survey

The app currently covers England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland.

This is an early version of the app and we would appreciate your feedback. Please take a minute to complete a short survey, accessible via the app (select More.)

For more information, visit www.nhm.ac.uk/fossilexplorer.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.1


Release April 27, 2020
Date Added April 27, 2020
Version 2.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements Requires Android 4.1 and up


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