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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

      Duckbill Dinosaur

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Ornithischia
      Family: Hadrosauridae
      Genus: indet.
      Species: indet.
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Campanian
      Hamilton
      Ravalli County
      Montana
      United States
      Catalog #: TWM2019-002
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Proetida
      Family: Tropidocoryphidae
      Genus: Decoroproetus
      Species: Decoroproetus parviusculus
      Kope Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      Bracken County
      Kentucky
      United States
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      Coelacanth

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Coelacanthimorpha
      Order: Incertae sedis
      Family: Laugiidae
      Genus: Coccoderma
      Species: Coccoderma nudum
      Weissjura Group
      Altmühltal Formation
      Hybonotum Zone
      Riedense Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Blumenberg
      Eichstätt
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1948
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      Duckbill Dinosaur

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Ornithischia
      Family: Hadrosauridae
      Genus: Edmontosaurus
      Species: E. annectens
      Hell Creek Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Maastrichtian
      East of Glendale
      Beaverhead County
      Montana
      United States
      Catalog #: HC2019-005
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Phrynophiurida
      Family: Eospondylidae
      Genus: Eospondylus
      Species: Eospondylus primigenius
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec2142
      • 1 comment
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Gonorhynchiformes
      Family: Incertae sedis
      Genus: Tharrhias
      Species: Tharrhias araripis
      Santana Group
      Romualdo Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Aptian
      Santana do Cariri
      Sul Cearense Mesoregion
      Ceará State
      Brazil
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch37
      • 2 comments
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      Codling

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Gadiformes
      Family: Moridae
      Genus: Eophycis
      Species: E. jamnensis
      Menilite-Krosno Group
      Menilite Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      Jamna Dolna
      Bieszczady County
      Subcarpathian Province
      Poland
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1440
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Brachiopoda
      Class: Rhynchonellata
      Order: Terebratulida
      Family: Cancellothyrididae
      Genus: Ortholina
      Species: Ortholina lujani
      Areny Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Campanian (late)
      Sant Julià de Cerdanyola
      Berguedà Comarca
      Barcelona Province
      Spain
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Bryozoa
      Class: Stenolaemata
      Order: Fenestrida
      Family: Fenestellidae
      Genus: Rectifenestella
      Species: Rectifenestella sp.
      Wissenbacher Schiefer (formation)
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (late) - Eifelian (early)
      Heckelmann-Mühle
      Steinsberg Municipality
      Rhein-Palatinate State
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Bz2130
      • 1 comment
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Perciformes
      Family: Ductoridae
      Genus: Ductor
      Species: Ductor vestenae
      Monte Bolca Formation
      Alveolina dainelli foram zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      International Age: Lutetian
      Pesciara
      Monte Bolca near Verona
      Veneto
      Italy
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2117
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