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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: Neogastropoda
      Family: Drilliidae
      Genus: Clathrodrillia
      Species: C. emmonsi
      Nashua Formation
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Age: Calabrian
      East Coast Aggregates Pit
      St. Johns County
      Florida
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 14047-1149
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Neogastropoda
      Family: Costellariidae
      Genus: Vexillum
      Species: V. willcoxi
      Nashua Formation
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Age: Calabrian
      East Coast Aggregates Pit
      St. Johns County
      Florida
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 14037-1149
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Veneroida
      Family: Astartidae
      Genus: Pressastarte sp.
      Species: P. sp.
      Achdorf-Formation
      Geisingen-Oolith
      Concavum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Late Aalenian
      Clay pit
      Geisingen
      Baden-Wurttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: L.80
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Pectinoida
      Family: Entoliidae
      Genus: Entolium
      Species: E. dimissum
      Achdorf-Formation
      Geisingen-Oolith
      bradfordensis-Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Late Aalenian
      Clay pit
      Geisingen
      Baden-Wurttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: L.136 + L.165
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      Arthropod resting trace

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: indet.
      Family: indet.
      Genus: Rusophycus
      Species: Rusophycus sp.
      Georgian Bay Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      Etobicoke creek
      Toronto
      Ontario
      Canada
      Catalog #: GW1
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Limoida
      Family: Limidae
      Genus: Ctenoides
      Species: C. sp.
      Gosau-Schichten
      Hochmoos-Schichten
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Santonian
      Pass Gschuett
      Russbach
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: L.66
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Pectinoida
      Family: Anomiidae
      Genus: Placunopsis
      Species: P. plana
      Jena Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Anisian
      Autobahn tunnel construction
      Heldrungen
      Thuringia
      Germany
      Catalog #: L.64
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Veneroida
      Family: Cardiidae
      Genus: Laevicardium
      Species: L. sp.
      Gosau-Schichten
      Hochmoos-Schichten
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Santonian
      Pass Gschuett
      Gosau
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: L.60
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      Bivalve

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Pectinida
      Family: Pectinidae
      Genus: Neithea
      Species: N. coquandi
      Gosau-Schichten
      Hochmoos-Schichten
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Santonian
      Randobach
      Gosau
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: L.55
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      Rudist

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Hippuritoida
      Family: Hippuritidae
      Genus: Hippurites (Batolites)
      Species: H. tirolicus
      Gosau Group
      Hochmoos Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Santonian
      Gschuett Pass
      Gosau
      Salzburg (state)
      Austria
      Catalog #: L.57 + L.71 + L.76
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