Paläontologische Gesellschaft

Paleontology - the scientific study of life of past geological periods - is relevant as never before. Paleontologists study the evolutionary history of organisms and, together with geologists, the history of our entire planet. Only paleontology delivers the key to understanding the processes that control our climate and life on Earth.

The Paläontologische Gesellschaft promotes research and scientific exchange. In this capacity, we function as an intermediary between science and the public sphere and maintain international networks. Paleontology is a living science that can provide important contributions, especially given current climate discussions.

With over 800 members, our society is one of the largest associations of scientists, collectors, students, patrons of science and culture, and persons with a common interest in this field. The Paläontologische Gesellschaft is internationally oriented. Our journal, the Paläontologische Zeitschrift, is our most important medium of publication and is of international interest.

Our corresponding members from around the world promote scientific exchange and international networking with other societies.

We are especially proud of our many student members, who have the opportunity to partake in scientific meetings, excursions and study groups early in their career to help gain experience in scientific communication.

Please join us in this fascinating world of prehistory. We would be glad to get in touch with you!

Dino Dino (Mobile App)

On the initiative of bildundtonfabrik from Cologne, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft has participated in the development of a dinosaur app for children. The content is at the cutting edge of science and represents the current research around the former inhabitants of our planet. Dino Dino is available on AppStore and Play Store since April 15, 2021.


Latest news about conferences, meetings, courses, workshops, excavations and job advertisements can be found here.

World Congress of Malacology 2022

The World Congress of Malacology in 2022 will be hosted by the Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns (SNSB) and the Biological and Medical Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München during the first week of August, 2022, in the southwest of Munich. The conference organizers welcome paleontological contributions and suggestions for symposia.

ANNOUNCEMENT: 92nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft

This year's meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft will be held as a hybrid conference together with the University of Vienna. The first circular is planned for the end of March/beginning of April. 

27 - 29.09.2021 Vienna, Austria (Hybrid Conference)

Organizing Committee: J. Kriwet, P. Heinz, M. Zuschin, L. Seyfullah, Department Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Austria

GeoKarlsruhe 2021

The Research Group Early Life invites all paleontologists and geobiologists to their session "Early Earth – geodynamics, environments, & the emergence of life" at the GeoKarlsruhe 2021.


Paläontologische Gesellschaft
Schumannstr. 144
63069 Offenbach am Main
Tel.: 069 / 403 585 77
Fax: 069 / 403 560 26
Email: geschaeftsstelle(at)

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