• Collections

    Welcome to The Fossil Forum Collections!  This section is a fossil database for our members to archive and document specimens in their collections.  It will help our community turn their personal collections into useful, scientifically valuable data that can further assist in our understanding of past life.  In addition, these images will provide an opportunity for collaboration between the amateur and professional paleontology communities.  Our wish is they will also serve to inspire and educate those new to paleontology about the importance of research and proper 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

      Cretaceous ray

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Myliobatiformes
      Family: INDET.
      Genus: Brachyrhizodus
      Species: B. witchitaensis
      Black Creek Group
      Tar Heel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Campanian
      Neuse River
      Wayne County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR080WC
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      Cretaceous Guitarfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Rajiformes
      Family: INDET.
      Genus: "Pseudohypolophus"
      Species: "P" ellipsis
      Black Creek Group
      Tar Heel Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Campanian
      Neuse River
      Wayne County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR079WC
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Graphoceratidae
      Genus: Hyperlioceras (Toxolioceras)
      Species: H. incisum
      Inferior Oolite Group
      Lower Inferior Oolite Formation
      discites Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Early Bajocian
      Bradford Abbas
      Dorset
      United Kingdom
      Catalog #: A1236
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      Pachygaleus lefevrei

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichtyes
      Order: Carcharhiniformes
      Family: Triakidae
      Genus: Pachygaleus
      Species: Pachygaleus lefevrei
      Lower Lutetian (Middle Eocene, ~48My)
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      Age: Lower Lutetian (~ 48My)
      Oise (60)
      France
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      Odontaspis winkleri

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichtyes
      Order: Lamniformes
      Family: Odontaspididae
      Genus: Odontaspis
      Species: Odontaspis winkleri
      Lower Lutetian (Middle Eocene, ~48My)
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      Age: Lower Lutetian (~ 48My)
      Oise (60)
      France
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Graphoceratidae
      Genus: Graphoceras (Graphoceras)
      Species: G. v-scriptum
      Inferior Oolite Group
      Lower Inferior Oolite Formation
      Concavum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Late Aalenian
      Horn Park Quarry
      Beaminster
      Dorset
      United Kingdom
      Catalog #: A1235
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      Murex sp.

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Neogastropoda
      Family: Muricidae
      Genus: Murex
      Species: Murex sp.
      Middle Lutetian (Eocene)
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Eocene
      Age: Middle Lutetian (~45My)
      Yvelines (78)
      France
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Graphoceratidae
      Genus: Graphoceras (Graphoceras)
      Species: G. formosum
      Inferior Oolite Group
      Lower Inferior Oolite Formation
      Concavum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Late Aalenian
      Horn Park Quarry
      Beaminster
      Dorset
      United Kingdom
      Catalog #: A1234
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      Nurse Shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Orectiloboformes
      Family: Ginglymostomatidae
      Genus: Nebrius
      Species: N. sp.
      River Bend Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Epoch: Oligocene
      Age: Rupelian
      Martin Marietta Belgrade Quarry
      Jones County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR078JC
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Parkinsoniidae
      Genus: Garantiana
      Species: G. longidens
      Inferior Oolite Group
      Lower Inferior Oolite Formation
      Parkinsoni zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Bajocian
      Burton Cliffs
      Burton Bradstock
      Dorset
      United Kingdom
      Catalog #: A1233
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