Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology specimens (Arctos)
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.
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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]|
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)|
|Living Time Period||From ~500 million years ago (Cambrian Period) to nearly the present day.|