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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

      thick barklouse

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Insecta
      Order: Psocodea
      Family: Pachytroctidae
      Genus: Burmipachytrocta
      Species: Burmipachytrocta singularis
      unknown formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Albian (early)
      Hkamti mine
      Hkamti District
      Sagaing Region
      Burma
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar2354
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      Oak

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Fagales
      Family: Fagaceae
      Genus: Quercus
      Species: Quercus cerris foss.
      Unknown Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      International Age: Tortonian
      Montâgne d'Andance
      Arrondisement Privas
      Département de l'Ardèche
      France
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl1312
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      Scale Tree Root

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Lycopodophyta
      Class: Lycopodiopsida
      Order: Lepidodendrales
      Family: N/A
      Genus: Stigmaira
      Species: Stigmaria ficoides
      Lewellyn Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Carboniferous
      Epoch: Late
      Columbia County
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      Catalog #: CEN2020-001
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      Oak

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Fagales
      Family: Fagaceae
      Genus: Quercus
      Species: Quercus sessiliflora
      Unknown Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      International Age: Tortonian
      Montâgne d'Andance
      Arrondisement Privas
      Département de l'Ardèche
      France
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl1311
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      • 40 views

      Oak

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Fagales
      Family: Fagaceae
      Genus: Quercus
      Species: Quercus praecastaneifolia
      Willershausen Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      International Age: Piacenzian
      Clay pit Willershausen
      Willershausen a. Harz
      Lower Saxony
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl1024
      • 0 comments
      • 27 views

      Oak

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Fagales
      Family: Fagaceae
      Genus: Quercus
      Species: Quercus praeerucifolia
      Willershausen Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      International Age: Piacenzian
      Clay pit Willershausen
      Willershausen a. Harz
      Lower Saxony
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl748
      • 0 comments
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      Maple

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Sapindales
      Family: Aceraceae
      Genus: Acer
      Species: Acer integerrimum
      Willershausen Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      International Age: Piacenzian
      Clay pit Willershausen
      Willershausen a. Harz
      Lower Saxony
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl1998
      • 0 comments
      • 48 views

      Maple

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Spermatophyta
      Class: Magnoliopsida
      Order: Sapindales
      Family: Aceraceae
      Genus: Acer
      Species: Acer angustilobum
      Upper Freshwater Molasse Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      International Age: Middle Serravallian
      Schienerberg, Schrotzburg
      Baden-Württemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-PFL754
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      Pachyphyllum

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Cnidaria
      Class: Anthozoa
      Order: Stauriida
      Family: Phillipsastreidae
      Genus: Pachyphyllum
      Species: Pachyphyllum nevadense
      Martin Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Frasnian
      Superior
      Pinal County
      Arizona
      United States
      • 0 comments
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      Blastoid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Blastoidea
      Order: Fissiculata
      Family: Orophocrinidae
      Genus: Orophocrinus
      Species: Orophocrinus saltensis
      Escabrosa Limestone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Carboniferous
      Epoch: None
      Superior
      Pinal County
      Arizona
      United States
      • 1 comment
      • 57 views
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