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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

      Coelacanth

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Coelacanthimorpha
      Order: Coelacanthiformes
      Family: Coelacanthidae
      Genus: Coelacanthus
      Species: Coelacanthus granulatus
      Zechstein Group
      Werra Formation
      Kupferschiefer (Copper Shale)
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Permian
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Wuchiapingian
      Bad Sachsa
      Lower Saxony
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2430
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Malacostraca
      Order: Decapoda
      Family: Mecochiridae
      Genus: Mecochirus
      Species: Mecochirus longimanatus
      Weissjura Group
      Altmühltal-Formation
      Hybonotum-Zone
      Rueppelianus-Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Solnhofen - Untere Haardt
      Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen district
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar1927
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      Tylosaurus

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Squamata
      Family: Mosasauridae
      Genus: Tylosaurus
      Species: T. proriger
      Ozan Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Ladonia Fossil Park, North Sulphur River
      Fannin County
      Texas
      United States
      Catalog #: C(O)TP1
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Semionotiformes
      Family: Macrosemiidae
      Genus: Legnonotus
      Species: Legnonotus krambergeri
      Argilliti di Riva di Solto Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Norian
      Ponte Giurino
      Province of Bergamo
      Lombardy region
      Italy
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2440
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      Crane fly with parasitic mite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Insecta
      Order: Diptera
      Family: Limoniidae
      Genus: Helius
      Species: Helius krzeminskii
      unknown formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Albian (early)
      Hkamti mine
      Hkamti District
      Sagaing Region
      Burma
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar2424
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Holocentriformes
      Family: Holocentridae
      Genus: Myripristis
      Species: Myripristis sorbinii
      Menilite-Krosno Group of nappes
      Menilite formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      International Age: Rupelian
      Bircza
      Przemyśl County
      Subcarpathian Voivodeship
      Poland
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1146
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      Deep-sea hachetfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Stomiatiformes
      Family: Sternoptychidae
      Genus: Polyipnus
      Species: Polyipnus sobnioviensis
      Menilite-Krosno Group of nappes
      Menilite formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      International Age: Rupelian
      Sobniów
      Jasło County
      Subcarpathian Voivodeship
      Poland
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch47
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Perleidiformes
      Family: Perleididae
      Genus: Zhangina
      Species: Zhangina jiangsuensis
      Qingshan Group
      Lower Qinglong Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Induan
      Qingshan Quarry
      Jurong City
      Jiangsu Province
      China
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2262
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Perleidiformes
      Family: Perleididae
      Genus: Zhangina
      Species: Zhangina yangtzensis
      Qingshan Group
      Lower Qinglong Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Induan
      Qingshan Quarry
      Jurong City
      Jiangsu Province
      China
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2209
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      Microconchid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: ?
      Class: Tentaculita
      Order: Microconchida
      Family: ?
      Genus: ?
      Species: ?
      Naco Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Carboniferous
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Moscovian
      Roberts Mesa
      Gila County
      Arizona
      United States
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