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Life Forms by Geographic Location
"The great extinction that wiped out all of the dinosaurs, large and small, in all parts of the world, and at the same time brought to an end various lines of reptilian evolution, was one of the outstanding events in the history of life and in the history of the earth.... It was an event that has defied all attempts at a satisfactory explanation.
Edwin H. Colbert, The Age of Reptiles
 
This section of The Dinosaur Fan presents life forms based on the modern day geo-political location (e.g., state/administrative division) within each country in which the evidence of the life form’s existence was found (e.g., fossils, footprints, eggs). Life forms are listed once per location regardless of the number fossil discoveries. For example, while there are at least 12 different dig sites (e.g., quarries) in Colorado where Stegosaurus fossils were uncovered, the Stegosaurus is only listed once in the Colorado section.
 
Use caution; check the data before you use it. NOTE: the information presented throughout this website has NOT been reviewed by any person or organization. All information has been gathered and/or synthesized by me. I am doing my best to provide accurate data however, if you use material from this website for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.
 
Current Life Form Record Totals
No. of GenusNo. of Species
74,244161,902

Top 20 Countries with the Most Extinct Life Forms (Validated) Top 20 Countries with the Most Extinct Life Forms (Total)
 Geographical LocationNo. of Genus *
United States
(North America)
600
China
(Asia)
193
England (United Kingdom)
(Europe)
120
Canada
(North America)
92
France
(Europe)
78
Argentina
(South America)
75
Spain
(Europe)
61
Mongolia
(Asia)
56
Germany
(Europe)
43
Portugal
(Europe)
43
Mexico
(North America)
34
Italy
(Europe)
33
Russian Federation
(Asia)
32
Brazil
(South America)
31
Romania
(Europe)
29
South Africa
(Africa)
25
Kazakhstan
(Asia)
21
India
(Asia)
19
Australia
(Oceania)
18
Niger
(Africa)
18
 Geographical LocationNo. of Genus *
United States
(North America)
1,556
China
(Asia)
511
England (United Kingdom)
(Europe)
259
Argentina
(South America)
223
Canada
(North America)
167
France
(Europe)
163
Spain
(Europe)
142
Germany
(Europe)
126
Mongolia
(Asia)
117
Mexico
(North America)
87
Australia
(Oceania)
73
Brazil
(South America)
73
Russian Federation
(Asia)
61
Italy
(Europe)
60
Portugal
(Europe)
60
Romania
(Europe)
51
South Africa
(Africa)
51
India
(Asia)
44
Kazakhstan
(Asia)
35
Niger
(Africa)
23
* For obvious reasons, these totals do NOT include those life forms for which I have not yet identified the geographical location(s) at which the fossils were found. If a life form is found in multiple locations (i.e., states), it is included in the counts for each geographical location. As indicated above, life forms are counted once per location regardless of the number fossil discoveries in that location (i.e., state). NOTE: In the second quarter of 2014, I changed the geographical location base from the country level to the state level to provide a more granular view of where these critters lived.
 
 

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