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Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

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CRISTIN, Alejandro  and  PERRILLIAT, María del Carmen. Scientific collections and protection of paleontologic patrimony. Bol. Soc. Geol. Mex [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.3, pp.421-427. ISSN 1405-3322.

The function and importance of scientific collections lies in the objects of unique nature that they contain, the raw material to generate and validate scientific knowledge. The paleontological collections preserve, maintain, and keep available fossils and the information they contain. In this way they protect the most valuable heritage of society: the scientific knowledge of at least a part of nature and its social benefits.

Keywords : Scientific collections; paleontological collections; fossils.

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