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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: Bryozoa
      Class: Gymnolaemata
      Order: Cheilostomatida
      Family: Hippoporidridae
      Genus: Hippoporidra
      Species: H. edax
      Duplin Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      Age: Piacenzian
      un-named creek
      Bladen County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 8852-1006
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      Isotelus "mafritzae" - type "b"

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Asaphida
      Family: Asaphidae
      Genus: Isotelus
      Species: I. sp. ("mafritzae")
      Simcoe Group
      Lindsay Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      St Marys Quarry
      Durham Region
      Ontario
      Canada
      • 6 comments
      • 237 views

      Dinosaur

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Saurischia
      Family: Abelisauridae
      Genus: indet.
      Species: indet.
      (unk group) Kem Kem Compound Assemblage
      unknown formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Cenomanian
      Kem Kem Beds
      Errachidia Province
      Morocco
      Catalog #: KKM0000-058
      • 3 comments
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Trochida
      Family: Calliostomidae
      Genus: Calliostoma
      Species: C. mitchelli philanthropus
      Duplin Formation
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      Age: Piacenzian
      Kirby Pond
      Florence County
      South Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 12042-1112
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: unassigned [Caenogastropoda]
      Family: Potamididae
      Genus: Pyrazisinus
      Species: P. scalatus
      Caloosahatchee Formation
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Age: Calabrian
      Williams Farm Quarry
      Charlotte County
      Florida
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 10694-1039
      • 1 comment
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      Dinosaur

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Saurischia
      Family: cf. Abelisauroidea
      Genus: indet.
      Species: indet.
      (unk group) Kem Kem Compound Assemblage
      unknown formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Cenomanian
      Kem Kem Beds
      Errachidia Province
      Morocco
      Catalog #: KKM0000-057
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      Slipper Lobster

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Crustacea
      Order: Malacostraca
      Family: Scyllaridae
      Genus: Paracancrinos?
      Species: unknown
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Cenomanian / Turonian
      Haqil
      Lebanon
      Catalog #: TFF1L1
      • 0 comments
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      2.03 inch Snaggletooth Shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Carcharhiniformes
      Family: Hemigaleidae
      Genus: Hemipristis
      Species: H. serra
      Duplin Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      Age: Zanclean
      Neuse River
      Craven County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR129CC
      • 5 comments
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Ichthyosauria
      Family: Stenopterygiidae(?)
      Genus: Stenopterygius(?)
      Species: S. quadriscissus(?)
      Posidonia Shale Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Early
      Kromer Quarry
      Baden-Württemberg
      Germany
      • 2 comments
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      Bryozoa Colony

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Bryozoa
      Class: Gymnolaemata
      Order: Cheilostomata
      Family: Celleporidae
      Genus: Palmicellaria
      Species: Palmicellaria convoluta
      Choptank Formation
      Drum Cliff Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Matoaka Beach
      Calvert County
      Maryland
      United States
      • 2 comments
      • 81 views
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