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The International Organisation of Palaeobotany promotes international co-operation in the study of all types of plant fossils. We achieve this through the publication of an informative newsletter and organisation of international conferences considering all aspects of palaeobotany. Organisational activities also include collaboration with other international bodies to ensure the continued scientific development of palaeobotany and its further integration within related fields.


Plant Fossil Names Registry

A database of paleobotanical names, types, works and authors. Use this website to register new plant fossil names and typifications as well as existing ones.

The aim of this database is to fulfill the requirement of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (ICBN) as stated by Barkworth (et al. 2016), and to accumulate names of earlier described plant fossils serving as a potentially authoritative index of plant fossil names.

The Plant Fossil Names Registry is a database run by the National Museum Prague for the International Organisation of Palaeobotany.

Kvaček J. (ed.). 2018. Plant Fossil Names database. Accessed September 10, 2018.

Our stance on the war in Ukraine

The International Organisation of Palaeobotany strongly condemns the Russian war of aggression against the Ukraine. This offensive war is a violation of international law and is completely unjustified. It is against the ethical principles of all humanity. Daily, we get painful and hideous news from Ukrainian cities where the Russian army has brutally attacked civilian targets leading to many victims among the citizens. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing and leaving their homes and country in fear of their lives. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims and with the Ukrainian people. We demand with particular emphasis: Stop this war and withdraw the Russian army, president Putin! We ask you to consider the damage to Russia´s reputation in the world, the trust in Russia as a serious partner and the economic disaster Russia is running into.

In addition, we acknowledge any resistance by Russian citizens against their president and government who deny the justice of this war and publicly express their protest.