The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Invertebrate Paleontology Collection contains approximately 56,000+ specimens (11,000+ lots). Founded in the late 1800s, the collection consists of approximately 80% North Carolina material, although 40 states, 39 countries, and more than 1400 species are represented. The Invertebrate Paleontology Collection currently contains 17 holotype and 54 paratype specimens, a representative North Carolina and Southeast regional collection of Cenozoic and Mesozoic molluscan, echinoderm and crustacean fossils, along with a small but significant collection of Ediacaran body and trace fossils from south-central North Carolina. The Invertebrate Paleontology Collection houses individual specimens, slabs containing multiple specimens, microfossils, matrix samples, and all supporting legacy data.
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Kammerer C, Weaver P, Norton B (2016): NCSM Invertebrate Paleontology Collection. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_invertpaleo. https://doi.org/10.36102/dwc.4
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Coverage spans 36 countries across the globe
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
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|Phylum||Annelida, Archaeocyatha, Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Echinodermata, Graptolithina, Hemichordata, Mollusca, Petalonamae, Porifera, Protista|
|Collection Name||Invertebrate Paleontology Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Not applicable|