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Field laboratory for palaeontology  

The Masaryk university is a proprietor of the world-renowned palaeontological locality Obora. The succession at Obora featurs rich Permian fossil fauna as old as 290 million years. 

This locality provides an amazing opportunity for practical palaeontologic and stratigraphic training for our students. Student from other institutions and different levels of schooling may also learn at Obora thanks to our information boards.

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Boskovice Furrow Geology

The Permian period at Boskovice Furrow

Vertebrates of Permian lakes

Permian flora

Permian insects




The above teaching resources were created within the Masaryk University Development Fund project - 'Creating a field laboratory for practical palaeontology teaching' in 2020. Author: Tomáš Kumpan; grafic design: Tomáš Komáček.

Reconstruction of the Walchia conifer trunk, branches and cones
Reconstruction of a Permian insectoid from the extinct order Palaeodictyoptera.
Reconstruction of a cockroach (class Blattodea). Cockroaches are important for the relative dating of Permian sediments.
Discosauriscus austriacus je v boskovické brázdě jedním z nejhojněji nalézaných permských čtvernožců.
Xenacanthus decheni is a Permian fresh water shark species with overall body length reaching as much as 70 m.
Paramblypterus is a genus comprising relatively small ray-finned fishes with their overall body length ranging from 15 to 25 cm. In the stratigraphic record, the genus first appears in late Carboniferous.ž ve svrchním karbonu.

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