Fossilworks is a web-based portal to the Paleobiology Database. Fossilworks is the original public interface to the PaleoDB and is housed at Macquarie. It is a non-governmental, non-profit public resource. Its purpose is to provide global, collection-based occurrence and taxonomic data for marine and terrestrial animals and plants of any geological age, as well as web-based software for statistical analysis of the data. The project's wider, long-term goal is to encourage collaborative efforts to answer large-scale paleobiological questions by developing a useful database infrastructure and bringing together large data sets.
Fossilworks is the original public interface to the PaleoDB and is housed at Macquarie. A different Paleobiology Database site has been set up at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by a group of contributors. The Wisconsin site is using the name "Paleobiology Database" by mutual agreement because using different names should minimize confusion. The sites plan to exchange data on a regular basis. Fossilworks is not a platform for data entry, but the Wisconsin site is seeking contributors.