FANDOM is a web site on biology, paleontology, cladistics and geology and which covers the history of Earth. The site is well-respected and has been used as a reference by professional paleontologists such as Michael J. Benton, the professor of vertebrate palaeontology in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol. It is frequently cited in Science Online. was started by Toby White and Alan Kazlev; the pair were later joined by Chris Taylor, Mikko Haaramo of the Department of Geology at the University of Helsinki, and Chris Clowes. It features professional-level articles about:

The site's developers have started a wiki,, which uses MediaWiki software to provide conventional voluntary membership. (Bush 2006)


  • V Bush, 2006, "Recalled to Life", Science Magazine, vol.314 PDF p.2 (also in Fossil Footnotes)
  • Carolyn Johnson, 2003, Using Internet Primary Sources to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in the Sciences, Libraries Unlimited, Westport Connecticut and London, 352 pp (Page 20)


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Mantell's Iguanodon restoration

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