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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

      Crinoid

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Crinoidea
      Order: Cladida
      Family: Incertae sedis
      Genus: Rhenocrinus
      Species: Rhenocrinus ramosissimus
      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-Ec2151
      • 1 comment
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Ptychopariida
      Family: Llanoaspididae
      Genus: Genevievella
      Species: Genevievella granulata
      Weeks Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Middle
      Millard County
      Utah
      United States
      • 1 comment
      • 57 views

      Isopoda

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Malacostraca
      Order: Isopoda
      Family: Sphaeromidae
      Genus: Eosphaeroma
      Species: E. obtusum
      Aix-en-Provence Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      International Age: Chattian
      Mallemort
      Aix-en-Provence Department
      Bouches-du-Rhône
      France
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar2193
      • 0 comments
      • 24 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Onychophora
      Class: Xenusia
      Order: Scleronychophora
      Family: Hallucigeniidae
      Genus: Hallucigenia
      Species: Hallucigenia hongmeia
      Wulongqing Formation
      Palaeolenus Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Epoch 2
      International Age: Age 4
      Kunming
      Yunnan
      China
      • 0 comments
      • 46 views

      Trilobite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Redlichiida
      Family: Olenellidae
      Genus: Bristolia
      Species: Bristolia insolens
      Latham Shale
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Epoch 2
      International Age: Age 4
      Marble Mountains
      San Bernardino County
      California
      United States
      • 5 comments
      • 84 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Unranked
      Order: Unranked
      Family: Unranked
      Genus: Thelxiope
      Species: Thelxiope sp.
      Fezouata Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Early
      Unknown
      Morocco
      • 0 comments
      • 30 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Euarthropoda
      Class: Unknown
      Order: Aglaspidida
      Family: Aglaspididae
      Genus: Brachyaglaspis
      Species: Brachyaglaspis singularis
      Fezouata Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Floian (middle)
      Bou Chrebeb
      Zagora
      Morocco
      • 0 comments
      • 31 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Brachiopoda
      Class: Rhynchonellata
      Order: Terebratulida
      Family: Cnismatocentridae
      Genus: Nucleatina
      Species: N. viladrici
      Terradets Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Campanian
      Sant Julià de Cerdanyola
      Berguedà
      Barcelona
      Spain
      • 3 comments
      • 120 views

      Hydromedusa

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Cnidaria
      Class: Hydrozoa
      Order: Leptothecata
      Family: Palaequoreidae
      Genus: Palaequorea
      Species: Palaequorea rygoli
      Weissjura Group
      Painten Formation
      eigeltingense layer
      Hybonotum Zone
      Riedense Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Rygol Quarry
      Painten
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Cn2172
      • 0 comments
      • 271 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Myctophiformes
      Family: Sardinioididae
      Genus: Acrognathus
      Species: Acrognathus dodgei
      Sannine Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Cenomanian
      Haqel
      Jbeil District
      Mount Lebanon Governorate
      Lebanon
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2145
      • 4 comments
      • 197 views
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