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Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology Collection (Arctos)
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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.|