• 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

      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Aspidoceratidae
      Genus: Aspidoceras
      Species: A. uninodosum
      Lacunosa-Mergel Formation
      divisum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Early Kimmeridgian
      Beuron
      Upper Danube Valley
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A898
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Aspidoceratidae
      Genus: Aspidoceras
      Species: A. cf. acanthicum
      Lacunosa-Mergel Formation
      divisum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Early Kimmeridgian
      Beuron
      Upper Danube Valley
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A807
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Glochiceratidae
      Genus: Trimarginites
      Species: T. trimarginatus
      Impressamergel Formation
      bimammatum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Late Oxfordian
      Limestone quarry
      Plettenberg
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A798
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Perisphinctidae
      Genus: Subnebrodites (Praeataxioceras)
      Species: S. virgulatum
      Impressamergel Formation
      bimammatum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Late Oxfordian
      Limestone quarry
      Plettenberg
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A792
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Glochiceratidae
      Genus: Ochetoceras
      Species: O. canaliculatum
      Impressamergel Formation
      transversarium Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Early Oxfordian
      Buchberg
      Wutachtal
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A1179
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      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda
      Class: Malacostraca
      Order: Anaspidacea
      Family: Uronectidae
      Genus: Uronectes
      Species: U. fimbriatus
      Glan Group
      Disibodenberg Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Permian
      Epoch: Early
      Pfeffelbach
      Kusel
      Rhineland-Palatinate
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar767
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Glochiceratidae
      Genus: Ochetoceras
      Species: O. hispidum
      No Formations in France
      transversarium Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Early Oxfordian
      Frontenay-sur-Dive
      Vienne
      France
      Catalog #: A905
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Glochiceratidae
      Genus: Ochetoceras
      Species: O. semifalcatum
      Impressamergel Formation
      bimammatum zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Late Oxfordian
      Limestone quarry
      Plettenberg
      Baden-Wuerttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A785
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Phylloceratida
      Family: Discophyllitidae
      Genus: Discophyllitides
      Species: D. sp.
      Hallstätter Kalk Formation
      subbulatus Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Carnian-Tuval 2
      Vordersandlingalm
      Hallstatt
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: A768
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ceratitida
      Family: Ussuritidae
      Genus: Monophyllites
      Species: M. simonyi
      Hallstätter Kalk Formation
      Anoides Zone
      Trachyceras-Anoides Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Carnian-Jul 1
      Vordersandlingalm
      Hallstatt
      Salzburgerland
      Austria
      Catalog #: A760
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