Open main menu is a web site on biology, paleontology, phylogeny 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.[1] It is frequently cited in Science Online.[2][3][4] was started by Toby White and Alan Kazlev;[5] 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, yet readable articles about:[6]


  1. ^ Benton, M.Vertebrate Paleontology Third Edition. Blackwell Publishing.
  2. ^ Koentges, G. (11 October 2002). "EVOLUTION: Enhanced: Jaws of the Fates". Science. 298 (5592): 371–373. doi:10.1126/science.1077706.
  3. ^ Simmons, N.B. (28 January 2005). "EVOLUTION: An Eocene Big Bang for Bats". Science. 307 (5709): 527–528. doi:10.1126/science.1108871. PMID 15681371.
  4. ^ Torsvik, T. H. (30 May 2003). "GEOLOGY: Enhanced: The Rodinia Jigsaw Puzzle". Science. 300 (5624): 1379–1381. doi:10.1126/science.1083469. PMID 12775828.
  5. ^ Mitch Leslie (ed.) (2006): Recalled to Life, Science Magazine, vol.314 PDF p.2 (also in Fossil Footnotes)
  6. ^ Johnson, Carolyn (2003). Using Internet primary sources to teach critical thinking skills in the sciences. Westport, Conn. [u.a.]: Greenwood. ISBN 978-0313312304.

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