The N. Gary Lane Paleontology Collection Fund

The N. Gary Lane Paleontology Collection Fund supports the infrastructure, curation, and staffing of the IU Paleontology Collection. Launched in 2016 to celebrate the reopening of the Collection after a seven year revitalization program, this fund is named after the late Gary Lane (1930-2006), who was an internationally recognized paleontological research and long-time member of IU's faculty.

 Read more about the fund and how to donate

Our localities

As part of an NSF-funded revitalization project, we are geocoding and databasing our fossil localities. Sites whose geocoding is complete are shown in this interactive map. Blue paddles show formation-level data by region, dark red paddles show location of geocoded IU localities, and the olive paddles show location of geocoded localities that use the older numbering system developed by E.R. Cumings.



Digital Specimen Resources

Imago Digital Repository

For more digital specimens visit our Imago digital repository collection.


Notes from Nature

The IU Paleo Collection has teamed with Notes from Nature to bring our digitized fossils to your desktop. You can view our fossils and help us with curation at the same time.


Our publications