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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

      Lizard

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Squamata
      Family: Iguanidae
      Genus: Geiseltaliellus
      Species: G. maarius
      Messel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      Age: Lutetian
      Grube Messel
      Darmstadt
      Hessia
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1033
      • 4 comments
      • 178 views

      Graptolite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Hemichordata
      Class: Pterobranchia
      Order: Graptoloidea
      Family: Dichograptidae
      Genus: Tetragraptus
      Species: T. serra
      Bendigonian Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Bendigonian
      Spring Gully
      Bendigo
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 2 comments
      • 114 views

      Graptolite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Hemichordata
      Class: Pterobranchia
      Order: Graptoloidea
      Family: Dichograptidae
      Genus: Tetragraptus
      Species: T. fructicosus
      Bendigonian Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Bendigonian
      Spring Gully
      Bendigo
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 1 comment
      • 46 views

      Graptolite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Hemichordata
      Class: Pterobranchia
      Order: Graptoloidea
      Family: Phyllograptidae
      Genus: Phyllograptus
      Species: P. typhus
      Bendigonian Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Bendigonian Stage
      Spring Gully
      Bendigo
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 1 comment
      • 30 views

      Solitary Coral

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Cnidaria
      Class: Anthozoa
      Order: Scleractinia
      Family: Flabellidae
      Genus: Flabellum
      Species: F. gambierense
      Fyansford Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: early Langhian to late Serravallian
      Fossil Beach
      Mornington
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 1 comment
      • 36 views

      Solitary Coral

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Cnidaria
      Class: Anthozoa
      Order: Scleractinia
      Family: Flabellidae
      Genus: Flabellum
      Species: F. victoriae
      Fyansford Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: early Langhian to late Serravallian
      Fossil Beach
      Mornington
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 0 comments
      • 18 views

      Mud Lobster

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Crustacea
      Class: Malacostraca
      Order: Decapoda
      Family: Thalassinidae
      Genus: Thalassina
      Species: T. anomala
      Unknown
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Age: Holocene
      Gunn Point
      Darwin
      Northern Territory
      Australia
      • 3 comments
      • 89 views

      Myonia sp.

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Myacea
      Family: Saxicavidae
      Genus: Myonia
      Species: M. depressa
      Maitland Group
      Branxton Formation
      Fenestella Shale Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Permian
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Kungurian
      Mulbring Quarry
      Mulbring
      New South Wales
      Australia
      • 0 comments
      • 41 views

      Cone Snail

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Caenogastropoda
      Family: Conidae
      Genus: Conus
      Species: Conus sp.
      Fyansford Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: early Langhian to late Serravallian
      Fossil Beach
      Mornington
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 0 comments
      • 31 views

      Marine Gastropod

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Caenogastropoda
      Family: Ranellidae
      Genus: Austrotriton
      Species: Austrotriton sp.
      Fyansford Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: early Langhian to late Serravallian
      Fossil Beach
      Mornington
      Victoria
      Australia
      • 3 comments
      • 40 views
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