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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

      Sea Urchin

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Echinoidea
      Order: Temnopleuroida
      Family: Zeuglopleuridae
      Genus: Boletechinus
      Species: B. delawaricus
      Monmouth Group
      Navesink Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      Reedy Point, North side
      New Castle County
      Delaware
      United States
      Catalog #: RPN-001
      • 3 comments
      • 22 views

      Sabre-toothed Salmon

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Cordata
      Class: Osteichthyes
      Order: Salmoniformes
      Family: Enchodontidae
      Genus: Enchodus
      Species: ferox
      Monmouth Group
      Mount Laurel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      Reedy Point-- North Side
      New Castle
      Delaware
      United States
      • 0 comments
      • 38 views

      Alligatoroidea Tooth

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Crocodillia
      Family: Alligatoridae
      Genus: Brachychampsa
      Species: Brachychampsa montana
      Hell creek formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Maastrichian
      Montana
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF-hellcreekcrocodilla-0001
      • 7 comments
      • 82 views

      Watermoss, floating fern

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Pteridophyta
      Class: Pteridopsida
      Order: Salviniales
      Family: Salviniaceae
      Genus: Salvinia
      Species: Salvinia sp.
      Rott Formation
      MP30 Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Oligocene
      International Age: Chattian
      Rott (Hennef)
      Rhein-Sieg-District
      North Rhine-Westphalia
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl2095
      • 0 comments
      • 13 views

      Snail

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Neogastropoda
      Family: Fasciolariidae
      Genus: Hercorhyncus
      Species: H. jerseyensis
      Monmouth Group
      Mount Laurel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      Reedy Point-- North Side
      New Castle
      Delaware
      United States
      Catalog #: RPN21-045
      • 1 comment
      • 47 views

      Bittersweet Clam

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Bivalvia
      Order: Arcida
      Family: Glycymerididae
      Genus: Gycymeris
      Species: mortoni
      Monmouth Group
      Mount Laurel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      Reedy Point Spoils, North Side
      New Castle
      Delaware
      United States
      Catalog #: RPN21-046
      • 2 comments
      • 42 views

      Dawn Redwood

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Pinophyta
      Class: Pinopsida
      Order: Pinales
      Family: Taxodiaceae
      Genus: Metasequoia
      Species: Metasequoia occidentalis
      Kamloops Group
      unnamed formation
      McAbee Fossil Beds
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Eocene
      McAbee
      Cache Creek
      British Columbia
      Canada
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl2134
      • 2 comments
      • 49 views

      Conifer

      Kingdom: Plantae
      Phylum: Pinophyta
      Class: Pinopsida
      Order: Pinales
      Family: Araucariaceae
      Genus: Agathis
      Species: Agathis jurassica
      Purlawaugh Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Talbragar
      Phillip County
      New South Wales
      Australia
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Pfl2250
      • 0 comments
      • 32 views

      Pipefish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Syngnathiformes
      Family: Syngnathidae
      Genus: Syngnathus
      Species: Syngnathus albyi
      Gessoso-Solfifera Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Miocene
      International Age: Messinian
      Licata
      Agrigento Province
      Sicily
      Italy
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch52
      • 0 comments
      • 146 views

      Jack

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Carangiformes
      Family: Carangidae
      Genus: Caranx
      Species: Caranx scillae
      Gessoso-Solfifera Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Miocene
      International Age: Messinian
      Licata
      Agrigento Province
      Sicily
      Italy
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2486
      • 0 comments
      • 95 views
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