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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

      Damselfly

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Insecta
      Order: Protozygoptera
      Family: Protomyrmeleontidae
      Genus: Protomyrmeleon
      Species: Protomyrmeleon brunonis
      Charmouth Mudstone Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Sinemurian - Pliensbachian
      Charmouth
      Dorset
      South West England
      United Kingdom
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar428
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      Levnesovia

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Ornithischia
      Family: Hadrosauromorpha
      Genus: Levnesovia
      Species: Levnesovia transoxiana
      Bissekty Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Turonian
      Dzarakuduk or Uchkuduk
      Kyzylkum Desert
      Uzbekistan
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      Cave Bear

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Mammalia
      Order: Carnivora
      Family: Ursidae
      Genus: Ursus
      Species: Ursus spelaeus
      Cave Deposit
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      International Age: Devensian
      Drachenhöhle
      Mixnitz
      Styria
      Austria
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      Ginsu Shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Lamniformes
      Family: Cretoxyrhinidae
      Genus: Cretoxyrhina
      Species: Cretoxyrhina mantelli
      Niobrara Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Late Coniacian
      Smoky Hill Chalk
      Gove County
      Kansas
      United States
      Catalog #: C(N)CM2
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      Annelid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Annelida
      Class: Polychaeta
      Order: Incertae sedis
      Family: Siboglinidae
      Genus: Sabellidites
      Species: Sabellidites cambriensis
      Lontova Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Terreneuvian
      Kopli
      Tallinn
      Harju County
      Estonia
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-An1609
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      Giant Vole

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Mammalia
      Order: Rodentia
      Family: Muridae
      Genus: Mikrotia
      Species: Mikrotia magna
      Mikrotia Faunal Assemblage
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Gargano Terre Rosse Deposit
      Apricena District
      Gargano
      Italy
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      Lungfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Sarcopterygii
      Order: Dipnoi
      Family: Ceratodontidae
      Genus: Ceratodus
      Species: Ceratodus sp.
      Morrison Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Kimmeridgian
      Moffat County
      Colorado
      United States
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      Gaudryceras

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Gaudryceratidae
      Genus: Gaudryceras
      Species: Gaudryceras sp.
      Upper Yezo Group
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Turonian
      Yūbari River
      Yūbari
      Hokkaidō
      Japan
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      Lungfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Sarcopterygii
      Order: Dipnoi
      Family: Ceratodontidae
      Genus: Ceratodus
      Species: Ceratodus latissimus
      Westbury Formation (?)
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Rhaetian
      Aust Cliff
      Avonmouth
      Bristol
      England
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      Thylacocephala

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Thylacocephala
      Order: incertae sedis
      Family: incertae sedis
      Genus: Falcatacaris
      Species: Falcatacaris bastelbergeri
      Weissjura Group
      Solnhofen Formation
      Hybonotum Zone
      Riedense Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      District Eichstätt
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar818
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