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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for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.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
74,516161,928

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)
108
France
(Europe)
19
China
(Asia)
17
Canada
(North America)
16
Spain
(Europe)
15
Mexico
(North America)
10
England (United Kingdom)
(Europe)
9
Germany
(Europe)
9
Egypt
(Africa)
8
Madagascar
(Africa)
8
Portugal
(Europe)
8
Argentina
(South America)
7
Kazakhstan
(Asia)
7
Russian Federation
(Asia)
7
Japan
(Asia)
6
India
(Asia)
5
Moldova
(Europe)
5
Mongolia
(Asia)
5
Pakistan
(Asia)
5
Turkey
(Asia)
5
Ukraine
(Europe)
5
 Geographical LocationNo. of Genus *
United States
(North America)
1,644
China
(Asia)
541
England (United Kingdom)
(Europe)
283
Argentina
(South America)
236
France
(Europe)
194
Canada
(North America)
187
Spain
(Europe)
156
Germany
(Europe)
147
Mongolia
(Asia)
119
Mexico
(North America)
94
Russian Federation
(Asia)
74
Portugal
(Europe)
64
Japan
(Asia)
60
India
(Asia)
49
Egypt
(Africa)
46
Madagascar
(Africa)
44
Kazakhstan
(Asia)
38
Pakistan
(Asia)
18
Ukraine
(Europe)
13
Turkey
(Asia)
10
Moldova
(Europe)
5
* 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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