Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology specimens (Arctos)

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Description

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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Alabama Museum of Natural History Paleontology Collection (Arctos)

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence

Contacts

Mary Beth Prondzinski
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Alabama Museum of Natural History
University of Alabama, Box 870340
35487 Tuscaloosa
Alabama
US
205-348-5625
Adiel Klompmaker
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
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
David Bloom
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VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
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Information Architect
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

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.

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Alternative Identifiers c8ba2098-74e5-4379-82dc-e83804b59e3f
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