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NCSM Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

Latest version published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences on Jul 27, 2016 North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Vertebrate Paleontology collections contain approximately 63,000 specimens. Founded in the early 1900s, this collection consists of approximately 89% North Carolina material, although 31 states, 21 countries, and more than 405 genera are represented. The Vertebrate Paleontology Collection contains eight holotypes and twelve paratypes. The type collections include several different fish and sharks and one bird specimen. The most published on specimens in this collection are an Acrocanthosaurus atokensis which has been used in numerous phylogenetic studies of therapods and a Thescelosaurus specimen. Significant holding include Late Triassic collections from North Carolina and Arizona, marine Cenozoic collections from North Carolina, and Cretaceous collections from North Carolina, Montana and Utah.

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5f1568db-5d5b-4597-9c66-dfbd0d7ddd7b.  North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Ben Norton
Head, Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Vince Schneider
Curator of Paleontology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9939

Who filled in the metadata:

Ben Norton
Head, Technology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC US 919-707-9947

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
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Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage

The Vertebrate Paleontology Collection contains specimens from 18 countries across the globe.

Bounding Coordinates -90, 90 / -180, 180 (min, max Latitude / min, max Longitude)

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Animalia
Phylum  Chordata
Class  Amphibia,  Aves,  Chondrichthyes,  Mammalia,  Osteichthyes,  Reptile,  Reptilia,  Tetrapod

Collection Data

Collection Name Vertebrate Paleontology Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Collection Identifier NCSM-VertPaleo
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 5f1568db-5d5b-4597-9c66-dfbd0d7ddd7b
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