Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology specimens (Arctos)

Latest version published by Alabama Museum of Natural History on Mar 15, 2021 Alabama Museum of Natural History

The first fossil entries in the University of Alabama's Paleo collection were fossil nuts from Madison County, Alabama, reported by William MacMillan in 1831. Since then, the ALMNH Paleo Collections have expanded to include hundreds of thousands of Vertebrates, Invertebrates and Botanical specimens.

Data Records

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  • Occurrence (core)
    10765
  • Multimedia 
    924

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Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology Collection (Arctos)

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Mary Beth Prondzinski
Collections Manager
Alabama Museum of Natural History University of Alabama, Box 870340 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama US 205-348-5625
https://almnh.museums.ua.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Mary Beth Prondzinski
Collections Manager
Alabama Museum of Natural History University of Alabama, Box 870340 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama US 205-348-5625
https://almnh.museums.ua.edu/
Adiel Klompmaker
Curator of Paleontology
Alabama Museum of Natural History University of Alabama, 313 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, Box 870340 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama US 205-348-7425
https://collections.museums.ua.edu/paleontology-collection/

Who filled in the metadata:

Adiel Klompmaker
Curator of Paleontology
Alabama Museum of Natural History University of Alabama, 313 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, Box 870340 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama US 205-348-7425
https://collections.museums.ua.edu/paleontology-collection/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
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John Abbott
Chief Curator & Director of Museum Research and Collections
Alabama Museum of Natural History University of Alabama, 357 Mary Harmon Bryant Hall, Box 870340 35487 Tuscaloosa Alabama US 205-348-0534
https://collections.museums.ua.edu/

Geographic Coverage

Geographically, most specimens (>85%) originate from Alabama and the University-owned Harrell Station. The remaining fossils come from other states (mainly Florida), and foreign countries. Highlights of the fossil collections include: One of the largest collections of mosasaurs in the world; abundant shark, fish, and turtle fossils, primarily from the Late Cretaceous; important collections of Pennsylvanian footprints and plants, and extensive collections of Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic invertebrate fossils, mostly mollusks, from Alabama and from Florida.

Bounding Coordinates South West [25.086, -91.758], North East [36.244, -75.059]

Taxonomic Coverage

Highlights of the fossil collections include one of the largest collections of mosasaurs in the world; abundant shark, fish, and turtle fossils, primarily from the Late Cretaceous; important collections of Pennsylvanian footprints and plants; extensive collections of Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic invertebrate fossils, mostly mollusks.

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals),  Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period From ~500 million years ago (Cambrian Period) to nearly the present day.