• Collections

    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
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Proetida
      Family: Proetidae
      Genus: Pulcherproetus
      Species: Pulcherproetus sp
      Öved-Ramsåsa Group
      Klinta Formation
      Bjärsjölagård Limestone Member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Silurian
      Epoch: Ludlow
      Bjärsjölagård Quarry
      Skåne
      Sweden
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Gastropoda
      Order: Littorinimorpha
      Family: Strombidae
      Genus: Lobatus
      Species: L. leidyi
      Caloosahatchee Formation
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Quaternary
      Epoch: Pleistocene
      Age: Calabrian
      Miami Canal
      Palm Beach County
      Florida
      United States
      Catalog #: MR 6644-908
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Ptychopariida
      Family: Olenidae
      Genus: Olenus
      Species: O. truncatus
      Alum Shale Formation
      Olenus Zone
      Olenus truncatus Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Late
      Andrarum
      Skåne
      Sweden
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata
      Class: Ophiuroidea
      Order: Ophiurida
      Family: Ophiolepididae
      Genus: Ophiopinna
      Species: O. elegans
      unknown formation
      Gracillis Zone
      Koenigi Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Callovian Age
      La Voulte-sur-Rhône
      Ardèche department
      France
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Uncertain
      Class: Tentaculita
      Order: Tentaculitida
      Family: Tentaculitidae
      Genus: Tentaculites
      Species: T. anglicus
      Cheney Longville Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Late
      Church Stretton
      Shropshire County
      West Midlands
      England
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Asaphida
      Family: Asaphidae
      Genus: Ogygiocarella
      Species: O. debuchii
      Hope Shales Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Middle
      Leigh
      Shropshire County
      West Midlands
      England
      • 1 comment
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      Boring Sponge in Belemnite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Porifera
      Class: Demospongia
      Order: Clavulina
      Family: Clionaidae
      Genus: Entobia
      Species: E. cretacea
      Chalk Group
      Upper Chalk Formation (informal)
      Belemnella lanceolata Zone
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Cretaceous
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Early Maastrichtian
      Balsvik Quarry
      Kristianstad Basin
      southern
      Sweden
      • 10 comments
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      Pupfish

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygii
      Order: Cyprinodontiformes
      Family: Cyprinodontidae
      Genus: Aphanius
      Species: A. crassicaudus
      Gessoso-Solfifera Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Neogene
      Epoch: Miocene
      Age: Late
      Forra del Rio Sgarba
      Borgo Tossignano
      Emilia-Romagna
      Italy
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch216
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      Constellaria sp.

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Bryozoa
      Class: Stenolaemata
      Order: Cystoporida
      Family: Constelleriidae
      Genus: Constellaria
      Species: C. sp.
      Simcoe Group
      Verulam Formation
      upper member
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Ordovician
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Katian
      JD Quarry
      Simcoe County
      Ontario
      Canada
      • 3 comments
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Trilobita
      Order: Asaphida
      Family: Parabolinoididae
      Genus: Orygmaspis
      Species: O. undescribed species
      Unit "H"
      Mckay Group
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Cambrian
      Epoch: Late
      Site 12
      British Columbia
      Canada
      • 16 comments
      • 198 views