Palaeontology is the interface between biology and earth sciences. Its aim is to uncover the mechanisms of diversification and extinction of organisms and to document their patterns in order to contribute to our current understanding of biodiversity. The museum (Paläontologische Museum Universität Zürich) displays one of the world’s most important collections of marine reptiles and fish from the Middle Triassic, some 235 to 245 million years ago. These and the exceptionally well-preserved and scientifically valuable fossils from Monte San Giorgio, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in southern Ticino, form the core of the museum’s collection. The zoological museum is also located on this address. The zoological museum is also at this address.
Museum: Palaeontological Museum Zurich
Address: Karl-Schmid-Strasse 4