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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 distinctive 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, the CRM will also serve to educate those new to paleontology about the importance of proper research and documentation. If you want assistance making an entry, please contact one of our CRM Curators.


    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, if you have good, focused images of specimens that exhibit defining characteristics, we hope you add to this archive and contribute to our mutual understanding of the past.





    Latest Fossils in Collections

      Image Taxonomy Stratigraphy Time Scale Location Statistics

      Angelshark

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata Haeckel 1874
      Class: Chondrichthyes Huxley 1880
      Order: Squatiniformes Buen 1926
      Family: Pseudorhinidae Klug and Kriwet 2012
      Genus: Pseudorhina
      Species: Pseudorhina alifera
      Weissjura Group
      Altmühltal Formation
      Hybonoticeras hybonotum Zone
      Subplanites ruepellianus Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Tithonian
      Sappenfeld
      Eichstätt (District)
      Bavaria (Province)
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2750
      • 3 comments
      • 66 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata Haeckel 1874
      Class: Actinopteri Cope 1871
      Order: Perciformes Stirton 1953
      Family: incertae sedis
      Genus: Hypsiprisca
      Species: Hypsiprisca sp.
      Green River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Eocene
      International Age: Ypresian
      Kemmerer
      Wyoming
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1711
      • 0 comments
      • 630 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata Haeckel 1874
      Class: Actinopteri Cope 1871
      Order: Perciformes Stirton 1953
      Family: incertae sedis
      Genus: Priscarara
      Species: Priscarara serrata
      Green River Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Eocene
      International Age: Ypresian
      Kemmerer
      Wyoming
      United States
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2227
      • 0 comments
      • 56 views

      Stonefly

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Arthropoda Latreille 1829
      Class: Insecta Linnaeus 1758
      Order: Plecoptera Burmeister 1839
      Family: Perlariopseidae Sinitshenkova 1985
      Genus: Karanemoura
      Species: Karanemoura abrupta
      Jiulongshan Formation
      Daohugou Bed
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Callovian to Oxfordian
      Daohugou (Village)
      Ningcheng (County)
      Inner Mongolia (Province)
      China
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ar2561
      • 0 comments
      • 27 views
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata Haeckel 1874
      Class: Actinopteri Cope 1871
      Order: Kyphosichthyiformes Sun and Ni, 2017
      Family: Kyphosichthyidae Sun and Ni, 2017
      Genus: Kyphosichthys
      Species: Kyphosichthys grandei
      Guanling Formation
      Nicoraella kockeli Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Triassic
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Middle
      International Age: Anisian (Pelsonian)
      Dawazi Village
      Luoping County
      Yunnan Province
      China
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch2881
      • 0 comments
      • 29 views

      Gyracanthus

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Acanthodii
      Order: Climatiiformes
      Family: Gyracanthidae
      Genus: Gyracanthus
      Species: Gyracanthus sherwoodi
      Catskill Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleoproterozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Famennian
      Red Hill
      Clinton
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      Catalog #: 0052, 0053, 0055
      • 2 comments
      • 72 views

      Brittle star

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Echinodermata Klein 1754
      Class: Ophiuroidea Gray 1840
      Order: incertae sedis
      Family: Encrinasteridae Schuchert 1914
      Genus: Encrinaster
      Species: Encrinaster roemeri
      Hunsrück Slate Group
      Kaub Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Early
      International Age: Emsian (early)
      Eschenbach-Bocksberg Quarry
      Bundenbach
      Rheinland-Pfalz
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ec2876
      • 0 comments
      • 59 views

      angustidens

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondrichthyes
      Order: Lamniformes
      Family: Otodontidae
      Genus: Otodus
      Species: Otodus angustidens
      Chandler Bridge Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Oligocene
      Berkeley County
      South Carolina
      United States
      Catalog #: TFFFL07
      • 2 comments
      • 95 views

      Megalichthys

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Osteichthyes
      Order: Osteolepiformes
      Family: Megalichthyidae
      Genus: Megalichthys
      Species: Megalichthys mullisoni
      Catskill Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Paleozoic
      Period: Devonian
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Late
      International Age: Famennian
      Red Hill
      Clinton
      Pennsylvania
      United States
      Catalog #: 0331, 0332, 0333, 0329, 0340
      • 1 comment
      • 91 views

      "Angel Shark"

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Chondricthyes
      Order: Squatiniformes
      Family: Squatinidae
      Genus: Squatina
      Species: Squatina sp.
      Barnwell Group
      Dry Branch Formation
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Cenozoic
      Period: Paleogene
      Sub Period: None
      Epoch: Eocene
      International Age: Priabonian
      Aiken
      South Carolina
      United States
      • 1 comment
      • 107 views
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