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    Welcome to The Fossil Forum Collections! This section is intended to be a database for our members to archive and document fossil specimens in their collections. It will help our community turn their personal collections into a useful database for fossil identification. A virtual museum, of sorts. In addition, Collections will also serve to educate those new to paleontology about the importance of proper research and documentation.


    The amateur community has always played a vital role in the science of paleontology.  That impact cannot be overstated.  As an example, our members have donated countless significant fossils for academic study.  Some of these fossils were determined to be undescribed, new species; others added new knowledge of unknown morphology or distribution.  Odds are, many of us have very important specimens within our collections, and we may not realize it.  So, we hope you take advantage of the Collections archive and contribute to our mutual understanding of the past.



    Latest Fossils in Collections

      Image Taxonomy Stratigraphy Time Scale Location Statistics

      Sponge

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Porifera
      Class: Demospongea
      Order: Orchocladina
      Family: Chiastoclonellidae
      Genus: Actinocoelia
      Species: maeandrina
      Kaibab Limestone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Permian
      Epoch: Cisuralian
      International Age: Kungarian
      north of Pine
      Coconino County
      Arizona
      United States
      • 1 comment
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      Acanthodes (spiny Fish)

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Acanthodii
      Order: Acanthodiformes
      Family: Acanthodidae
      Genus: Acanthodes
      Species: Acanthodes sp.
      Kewanee Group
      Carbondale Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Carboniferous
      Epoch: Middle
      Pit 11, Torino Hill
      Illinois
      United States
      • 2 comments
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      Tyrannosaurus rex

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Saurischia
      Family: Tyrannosauridae
      Genus: Tyrannosaurus
      Species: T. rex
      Lance Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Wyoming
      United States
      • 0 comments
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      Daspletosaurus

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Saurischia
      Family: Tyrannosauridae
      Genus: Tyrannosaurus
      Species: Tyrannosaurus daspletosaurus
      Judith River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Ranch near Glasgow
      Glasgow
      Montana
      United States
      • 2 comments
      • 135 views

      Diplomystus dentatus

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygii
      Order: Ellimmichthyformes
      Family: Ellimmichthyidae
      Genus: Diplomystus
      Species: D. dentatus
      Green River Formation
      Sandwich Beds (Split Layer)
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      American Fossil and Warfield Quarry
      Wyoming
      United States
      • 2 comments
      • 78 views

      Hare

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Mammalia
      Order: Lagomorpha
      Family: Leporidae
      Genus: Paleolagus
      Species: P. haydeni
      White River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      Converse County
      Wyoming
      United States
      Catalog #: DF1265
      • 0 comments
      • 108 views

      Sea Urchin

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Echinoidea
      Order: Arbacioida
      Family: Arbaciidae
      Genus: Arbacia
      Species: A. improcera
      Yorktown Formation
      Zone 2
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      Neuse River
      Craven County
      North Carolina
      United States
      • 2 comments
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      Oreodont

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Mammalia
      Order: Artiodactyla
      Family: Merycoidodontidae
      Genus: Merycoidodon
      Species: M. culbertsoni
      White River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      Converse
      Wyoming
      United States
      Catalog #: DF4012
      • 0 comments
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Cladoselachiformes
      Family: Cladoselachidae
      Genus: Cladodus
      Species: C. bellifer
      Burlington Limestone Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Carboniferous
      Epoch: None
      Bigsville Quarry
      Illinois
      United States
      • 1 comment
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Corynexochida
      Family: Dorypygidae
      Genus: Olenoides
      Species: Olenoides serratus
      Stephen Formation
      Bathyuriscus-Elrathina Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Middle
      British Columbia
      Canada
      • 0 comments
      • 173 views
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