• 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

      Mosasaur

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Reptilia
      Order: Squamata
      Family: Mosasauridae
      Genus: Mosasaurus
      Species: M. beaugei
      Unknown Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Maastrichtian
      Ouled Abdoun Basin
      Khouribga Province
      Morocco
      Catalog #: KRB0000-026
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      great white shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Lamniformes
      Family: Lamnidae
      Genus: Carcharodon
      Species: C. carcharias
      James City Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Lee Creek Mine
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR057BC
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Desmoceratidae
      Genus: Melchiorites
      Species: M. impressus
      Gargasian
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Late Aptian
      Oppedette
      Provence
      France
      Catalog #: A109f
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Tetragonitidae
      Genus: Tetragonites
      Species: T. depressus
      Gargasian
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Late Aptian
      Oppedette
      Provence
      France
      Catalog #: A109e
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      Woolly Rhino

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Mammalia
      Order: Perissodactyla
      Family: Rhinocerotidae
      Genus: Coelodonta
      Species: C. antiquitatis
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Brown Ridge
      Southern Bight
      North Sea
      Netherlands
      Catalog #: NZ0000-005
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      Angel Shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Squatinaformes
      Family: Squatinadae
      Genus: Squatina
      Species: S. subserrata
      Pungo River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Lee Creek Mine
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR056BC
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      megamouth shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Lamniformes
      Family: Megachasmidae
      Genus: Megachasma
      Species: M. sp.
      Pungo River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Lee Creek Mine
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR055BC
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      cookiecutter shark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Squaliformes
      Family: Dalatiidae
      Genus: Isistius
      Species: I. sp.
      Yorktown Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Pliocene
      Lee Creek Mine
      Beaufort County
      North Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF0DR054BC
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Olcostephanidae
      Genus: Olcostephanus
      Species: O. asterianus
      Basin Facies
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Valanginian
      Chateau Aulan
      Provence
      France
      Catalog #: A90
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: M
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Haploceratidae
      Genus: Neolissoceras
      Species: N. grasianum
      Basin Facies
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Early
      Age: Valanginian
      Source de l'Asse
      Moriez
      Provence
      France
      Catalog #: A99
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