Online Resources


A wide range of collections data are now available online through several sources. Our collections databases, 3D datasets, archival records, and raw data are reposited in a number of web resources, more information about each is listed below.

Contact Matthew Brown to contribute data, or for questions related to any of the following resources.


Collections Catalog

Search the TXVP fossil collections database. In the left pane, click on the “+” symbol to expand the Advanced options. From this expanded menu, you can search our Specify database by any number of fields, i.e., catalog number, genus or species name, county, state, or country.

Search the TXVP osteology collections database of approximately 17,000 modern skeletal objects.

Digital Objects

Our official digital repository is located at MorphoSource. As a condition of scanning, we require that all raw data for three dimensional models (e.g., CT and laser surface scans, photogrammetric models) generated from TXVP specimens be archived here. From the “Browse” menu, search for “Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collections.”

Several hundred fossils from our collections have been scanned at The High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility at The University of Texas at Austin (UTCT) and are available for viewing at Digimorph.

Digital Documents

As documents from our archives are digitized, they are reposited at ScholarWorks. The first series of material to be uploaded is the Quarterly and Annual Reports of the 1939-1941 statewide paleontologic-mineralogic survey.

Electronic copies of University of Texas theses and dissertations can also be accessed through ScholarWorks here.


Coming soon- Finding Aids for the extensive archives of Texas paleontology history will be searchable through Texas Archival Resources Online. 

Currently, records related to TXVP collections (e.g., Bureau of Economic Geology and Texas Memorial Museum archives held in the Briscoe Center for American History) can be searched for through TARO.

Data Repository

Coming soon- The Texas Data Repository is a platform for publishing and archiving datasets (and other data products) created by faculty, staff, and students at Texas higher education institutions. As TXVP collection datasets are deposited, they will be available here.