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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: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Vetigastropoda
      Family: Pleurotomariidae
      Genus: Pyrgotrochus
      Species: P. elongatus
      Not known
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Bajocian
      Évrécy
      Calvados
      Normandy
      France
      Catalog #: G8
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Cephalaspidea
      Family: Acteonidae
      Genus: Trochacteon
      Species: T. sp.
      Gosau-Schichten
      Hochmoos-Schichten
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Santonian
      Schneckenwand
      Russbach
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: G7+G11+G38
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Sorbeoconcha
      Family: Turritellidae
      Genus: Turritella
      Species: T. cf. ernya
      Obere Meeresmolasse Formation
      Erminger Turritellenplatte
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: Burdigalian (Ottnangian)
      Ermingen
      Ulm
      Baden-Wurttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: G26
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Euomphalina
      Family: Platyceratidae
      Genus: Platyceras (Spiniplatyceras)
      Species: P. arkonense
      Arkona Shale Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Givetian
      Hungry Hollow
      Arkona
      Ontario
      Canada
      Catalog #: G208
      • 2 comments
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Monotocardia
      Family: Pseudomelaniidae
      Genus: Pseudomelania
      Species: P. sp.
      No Formations in France
      "Coral Rag"
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Oxfordian
      Trouvilles
      Calvados Department
      Normandy
      France
      Catalog #: G1
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Archaeogastropoda
      Family: Pleurotomariidae
      Genus: Orbonella
      Species: cf. O. parkinsoni
      Sengenthal Formation
      O. parkinsoni Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Bajocian
      Winnberg Quarry
      Sengenthal
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: G89+G95
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Littorinimorpha
      Family: Naticidae
      Genus: Natica
      Species: N. burgidalensis
      Upper Freshwater Molasse (Obere Meeresmolasse Formation)
      Muschelsandstein/Cardinienbank
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: Burdigalian (middle)
      Haldenhof
      Bodenseekreis District
      Baden-Wurttemberg State
      Germany
      Catalog #: G2
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      Inarticulate Brachiopod

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Brachiopoda
      Class: Lingulata
      Order: Lingulida
      Family: Obolidae
      Genus: Lingulella
      Species: L. davisii
      Mawdach Group
      Ffestiniog Flags Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Late
      Craig Bwlch y Moch, Nr. Tremadog
      Merioneth County
      Wales
      United Kingdom
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      Graptolite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Pterobranchia
      Class: Graptolithina
      Order: Graptoloidea
      Family: Monograptidae
      Genus: Oktavites
      Species: O. spiralis
      Lower Graptolitic Shales (informal)
      O. spiralis Zone
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Silurian
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Llandovery/ Telychian
      Zdanow section, Bardzkie Mountains.
      Ząbkowice Śląskie County
      Lower Silesia Province
      Poland
      • 3 comments
      • 83 views

      Archaeocyathid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Archaeocyathida
      Class: Regulares
      Order: Ajacicyathida
      Family: Ethmocyathidae
      Genus: Ethmocyathus
      Species: E. lineatus
      Hawker Group
      Ajax Limestone Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Early
      Ajax Mine
      Beltana
      South Australia
      Australia
      • 4 comments
      • 108 views
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