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Sources of Fossil Clip Art Web Clip Art.

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY: Division of Paleontology, Frontdoor. Go to: Artwork of E.S. Christman, and Artwork of C. Knight.

Chester A. Arnold (1956): A new calamite from Colorado (PDF file). Diagrammatic Calamites reconstruction in fig. 1.

Botanicus Digital Library.
Botanicus is a freely accessible, Web-based encyclopedia of digitized historic botanical literature from the Missouri Botanical Garden Library. Fossil. The Clip Art Connection is a massive FREE resource for all types of clip art and digital imagery.

Paleoart Stockfotos.

Discovery School Clip Art Gallery: Go to: Science, plant fossil.
This expired link is available through the Internet Archive´s Wayback Machine.

Mike Everhart: OCEANS OF KANSAS PALEONTOLOGY. Marine Life in Late Cretaceous Times.

J.C. Ghildiyal (ed.; 2019):
Pteridology, Gymnosperms and Palaeobotany. Lecture notes, in PDF, Uttarakhand Open University, India.
With many black and white illustrations.
Palaeobotany part starts on PDF page 254.

GoGraph: GoGraph offers flexible royalty free stock photography, vectors, illustrations, graphics, and stock footage at low prices. Go to: Paleobotany Stock Illustrations - Royalty Free.
See also: Paleobotany Stock Photos.

! Greenworks Organic-Software, Berlin, Germany (a version archived by Internet Archive Wayback Machine): XfrogPlants V 2.0 Plant Library. XfrogPlants are 22 different 3D Plant Libraries, each containing 20 Species x 3 ages, and created using Xfrog procedural organic software. Samples of each plant in each library available, go to: Fossil Plants. Excellent!

Sidney Harris: S. Harris Cartoon Gallery. If you are interested in reprinting any specific cartoon, let him know which cartoon it is and where you want to use it. Go to: Natural History Cartoons.

Der Humanistische Pressedienst, Berlin. HP´s principles see here (in German):
Mit Comics wider die Kreationisten (July 01, 2010; in German).

Russ Jacobson, Geoscience Education and Outreach Unit, Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, Illinois: Dinosaur and Vertebrate Paleo Art and Fossil Replicas.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew:
! Plants of the World Online.
Browse 1,424,000 global plant names, 202,500 detailed descriptions, and 372,400 images. Excellent!

! Mineralienatlas (in German): Public Domain Bildquellen. A link directory of public domain picture resources.

Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1876): The Ancient Life History of the Earth. A Project Gutenberg EBook. Including some line drawings of plants.

PhyloPic (by T. Michael Keesey, Los Angeles, California).
PhyloPic´s database stores reusable silhouette images of animals, plants, and other life forms.
Website awarded with the Golden Trilobite 2016.

Kurt Stüber's Online Library. A collection of historic and modern biology books. Go to: BioLib alphabetic index of Latin plant species names. Latin names used in this index often do not correspond to modern botanical nomenclature. See for instance: Equisetum hyemale.

Josef Moravec: Timeline Dinosaur Gallery. A collection of prehistoric oil paintings, sorted by geological time period.

PhyloPic (T. Michael Keesey, Los Angeles County, California): PhyloPic's database stores reusable silhouette images of organisms. Each image is associated with one or more taxonomic names and indicates roughly what the ancestral member(s) of each taxon looked like. Don´t miss the links related to PhyloPic.

! (by Max Antheunisse and Jan Koeman). is a completely non-commercial website. On top you see 2 search boxes at the right. The white one is for entering scientific names, the grey one for vernacular ones.
You may likewise navigate from:
the List of currently included artists.
Don't miss the useful link list

! A.E. Radford, W.C. Dickison, J.R. Massey, & C.R. Bell (Harper and Row, New York): Vascular Plant Systematics. This book was written as a reference text for basic courses in taxonomy and as a source book of information, procedures and references for ecosystematics, biosystematics, phylosystematics and chemosystematics. It includes (1) an essentially synoptical treatment of the evidence, principles, and concepts considered fundamental to vascular plant taxonomic studies and research;
(2) organized laboratory and field exercises and problems basic to systematics;
(3) useable and useful techniques;
(4) summaries of terminology pertinent to taxonomy;
(5) relevant bibliographies and indices; and (6) information on systematic facilities.
Searching images you may navigate from here. See also:
Section B: General Characters and Character States, A. Location or Environmental Position. Classification based on position of organs or parts in their surrounding environment.

National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.:
! Botany Collections. Search the Botanical Type Register, Plant Photo Images or Botanical Art.

! TinEye This is a reverse image search engine. It finds out where an image came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or if there is a higher resolution version.

U.S. Geological Survey (Open-File Report 99-430 Online version 1.0): Public Review Draft. Digital Cartographic Standard for Geologic Map Symbolization (PostScript Implementation). Prepared in cooperation with the Geologic Data Subcommittee of the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

The Virtual Fossil Museum. Fossils Across Geological Time and Evolution. Go to: Fossil Image Galleries and Fossil Pictures Directory of Larger and Higher Resolution Fossil Images.

! The Ultimate Guide to Free Stock Images for Students.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
! Public domain image resources.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, Connecticut:
Paleobotany. Go to:
! Compendium Index of North American Paleobotany.
The Compendium Index presently covers fossil floras from North America, including Greenland, starting in the Triassic Period and extending to Pleistocene. This is a digitized version of a card-file index of approximately 20,000 images and text of descriptions of fossil plant species, maintained at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History as a classification and identification tool.

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