NCSM Paleobotany Collection
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Paleobotany Collection contains approximately 1600 specimens. Founded in the early 1900s, the collection consists of approximately 21% North Carolina material as well as material from 25 states and 13 countries representing 109 genera. The Paleobotany Collection includes an important fossil wood collection from Big Bend National Park in Texas, Triassic plants from North Carolina, and Pennsylvanian age plants from the famous Mazon Creek locality in Illinois and the Pottsville Formation of Alabama.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,080 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Kammerer C, Weaver P, Norton B (2018): NCSM Paleobotany Collection. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ncsm_paleobotany. https://doi.org/10.36102/dwc.6
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The Paleobotany Collection spans 13 countries across the globe.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]|
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|Phylum||Aguijoxylon, Angiosperms, Chlorophyta, Coniferophytes, Cyanobacteria, Cycadophyta, Ginkgophyta, Gymnospermopsida, Gymnosperms, Lycopsida, Pteridophyta, Pteridospermophyta, Sphenophyta, Lycophyta|
|Collection Name||Paleobotany Collection of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Not applicable|