List of fossil sites
This is a worldwide list of important and/or well-known localities where fossil
Fossils are the preserved remains or traces of animals , plants, and other organisms from the remote past...

s have been found. Such locations may either be a geological formation or a single site.

Geological formations consist of rock
Rock (geology)
In geology, rock or stone is a naturally occurring solid aggregate of minerals and/or mineraloids.The Earth's outer solid layer, the lithosphere, is made of rock. In general rocks are of three types, namely, igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic...

 that was deposited throughout a specific period of time. They usually extend for large areas, and sometimes there are different important sites in which the same formation is exposed.