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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
      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
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      Dinosaur egg

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: incertae sedis
      Family: Prismatoolithidae
      Genus: Prismatoolithus
      Species: Prismatoolithus sp.
      Majiacun Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Late Coniacian - Late Santonian
      Neixiang
      Henan Province
      China
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1144
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      Irregular Echinoid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Echinoidea
      Order: Spatangoida
      Family: Unifasciidae
      Genus: Unifascia
      Species: U. carolinensis
      Castle Hayne Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      International Age: Priabonian
      Limestone Quarry
      New Hanover County
      North Carolina
      United States
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      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Stenurida
      Family: Stenasteridae
      Genus: Stenaster
      Species: Stenaster obtusus
      Simcoe Group
      Bobcaygeon Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Katian
      Kirkfield
      Kawartha Lakes
      Ontario
      Canada
      Catalog #: TTF-oilshale-Ec2212
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Echinoidea
      Order: Arbacioida
      Family: Arbaciidae
      Genus: Micropedina
      Species: Micropedina olisiponensis
      Calcários Apinhoados de Costa D’Arnes
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Cenomanian
      Figueira da Foz
      Coimbra
      Portugal
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ancyloceratina
      Family: Nostoceratidae
      Genus: Tridenticeras
      Species: T. peramplum
      Austin Group
      Atco Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Coniacian (middle/late)
      Texas
      United States
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      Carpoid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Stylophora
      Order: Mitrata
      Family: Incertae sedis
      Genus: Mitrocystites
      Species: Mitrocystites styloideus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TTF-oilshale-Ec2135
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Edrioasteroidea
      Order: Edrioasterida
      Family: Incertae sedis
      Genus: Edriophus
      Species: Edriophus levis
      Simcoe Group
      Bobcaygeon Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Katian
      Brechin
      Simcoe County
      Ontario
      Canada
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec2129
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      Crinoid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Crinoidea
      Order: Incertae sedis
      Family: Incertae sedis
      Genus: Triacrinus
      Species: Triacrinus elongatus
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec2213
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      Sevengill Shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Hexanchiformes
      Family: Heptranchidae
      Genus: Heptranchias
      Species: Heptranchias howelli
      Menilite Formation
      Menilite-Krosno Group of nappes
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      International Age: Rupelian
      Jamna Dolna
      Bieszczady County
      Subcarpathian Voivodeship
      Poland
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2137
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