The Timor collection

The Timor collection

During the Permian and Triassic the area which is now the Indonesian island of Timor was covered with a shallow sea containing a very species diverse reef. The fossils representing that reef are remarkably well preserved en form a unique source of information for the reconstruction of the Permian and Triassic marine world.

Between 1910 and 1916 a number of expeditions were undertaken by the Technische Hoogschool Delft (now Delft University of Technology) to the Indonesian island of Timor. In 1937 the Geological Institute of the University of Amsterdam continued the fieldwork. In Naturalis both collections have been merged, digitized and made available for research.

Multimedia (1,650)

Specimens (26,519)

SpecimenSpeciesFound in
RGM.101647
Neoplatycrinus dilatatus WannerNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.102159
Aulacoceras sulcatumNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.102161
Aulacoceras sulcatumNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114460
ParadistichitesNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114461
Paradistichites leptacanthus Dien.Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114462
Ectolites duncani Dien.Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114463
Paradistichites ectolcitiformis Dien.Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114464
ParadistichitesNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114465
Paradistichites harpalos v. Dittm.Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.114466
Paradistichites ectolcitiformis Dien.Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues