Jointly sponsored by the Palaeontological Association, The Royal Society and The Linnean Society, this massive work incorporates the many taxonomic revisions, new finds and stratigraphic re-assignments which have occurred since the first edition was published in 1967. This major global reference is an essential purchase for all palaeontologists and stratigraphers.
- Basal groups
- animals: invertebrates
- animals: vertebrates
"[...] a volume which is even greater in scope than the first Fossil Record – thus 90 contributors have produced 45 chapters covering the fossil record of literally everything! In summary, this is an invaluable reference for all palaeontologists"
"The editor and authors of this massive database are to be congratulated on a very substantial achievement"
"[...] a massive tome full of information clearly presented and attractively bound. It will doubtless serve as an important reference for palaeontologists until wel past the year 2000"
– Cretaceous Research
"This piece of work constitutes an important reference document for paleontologists, and M.J. Benton should be congratulated for having completed such an extensive text."
"[...] a very useful compendium [...] I think most professional palaeontologists would like a copy of their own."
– The Palaeontological Association Newsletter
"An important specialist reference [...]"