Paleontological Collection

The Paleontological Collection of the University of Tübingen was created in the 18th century as research and teaching collection. To date the primary aim is to make often unique material accessible to international science. In addition, the Paleontological Collection feels itself committed to teaching in order to familiarize students with the handling of fossil finds. It also offers the fundus for numerous scientific student research projects. In order to convey the geological past to a wide public, outstanding partly unique finds are freely accessible in the Institute’s Museum.

To the collection in the eMuseum

Highlights of the Collection

Skeleton of the marine crocodile Steneosaurus bollensis from the Posidonia shale formation of wood maggots
Jurassic sea lily Seirocrinus subangularis, called the Swabian head of the Medusa, is related to sea urchins and starfish, and attached itself to driftwood
Ichthyosaur (Stenopterygius quadriscissus)

Visit Museum

Opening hours

Mon to Fri 9am till 5pm


Group and school tours upon arrangement


Dr. Ingmar Werneburg

Tel: 07071 2973068

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free of charge


Paleontological Collection | Department of Geosciences
Sigwartstraße 10
72076 Tübingen