The Paläontologische Gesellschaft is a non-profit organization with its seat in Frankfurt am Main (Hesse). It was founded in 1912 in Greifswald (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania). The society represents the interests of paleontology in Germany. Our main goal is to introduce the importance of paleontological research into the public eye and politics.


The internal networking between members for the exchange of information – by organizing conferences, maintaining a website and by the publication of the Paläontologische Zeitschrift (our paleontological journal) – are of considerable importance. The purpose of our society is to bring together national and international paleontologists to advance paleontological research, deepening our insights into this field. The association represents the interests of paleontology in the public community, in international events and in national and international institutes and organizations. In addition, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft is committed to the protection of paleontological objects – in the field and in collections – that are of special scientific significance.


Die „Paläontologische Gesellschaft“ ist durch Freistellungsbescheid vom 21. April 2010, Steuer-Nr. 47 250 0705 3 - XXI/101 des FA Frankfurt am Main V gemäß § 5 Abs. 1 Nr. 9 KStG von der Körperschaftssteuer, § 3 Nr. 6 GewStG von der Gewerbesteuer und § 3 Abs. 1 Nr. 12 VStG von der Vermögenssteuer befreit. Mitgliedsbeiträge und Spenden werden nur für die in der Satzung aufgeführten Maßnahmen der Förderung wissenschaftlicher Zwecke verwendet.

Information on Joint Conference in China, October 10-13, 2017


After the successful First Joint Conference of the Palaeontological Society of China and the Paläontologische Gesellschaft held in Göttingen, Germany, in September 2013, great progress has been made between China and Germany concerning palaeontology and related subjects. In order to summarise these four years of progress and to present the results, the Second Joint Conference will be held in Yichang City, Hubei Province, China, from October 10th to 13th, 2017.

The first circular can be downloaded here.


The first circular for the joint conference with the Palaeontological Society of China has been ...

October 10-13, 2017, a joint conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft with the ...

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