VMNH SUP Paleontology Vertebrates and Paleobotony

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The collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History continue to grow, in keeping with the mission and purposes of the Museum: "to interpret Virginia's natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all the citizens of the Commonwealth, . . . to preserve elements of natural history, to serve as a permanent repository for specimens, especially those of Virginia origin, and to make the natural history material and its data accessible to researchers and the public." The collections provide the basis for both in-house research and research that extends nationally and internationally. There are more than more than More than 5,000 items and 955 unprocessed lots in the Vertebrate Fossils collection.

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Occurrence (core)

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VMNH Vertebrate Paleontology Collection (VMNH)


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Occurrence; Specimen


Lucy Treado
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Paleontology Technician
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
24112 Martinsville
+01 276-634-4141 Ext. 4402
Haley Cartmell
  • Point Of Contact
Collections Manager
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
24112 Martinsville
+01 276-634-4141 Ext. 4181
Alex Hastings
  • Curator
Assistant Curator of Paleontology
Virginia Museum of Natural History
21 Starling Avenue
24112 Martinsville
+01 276-634-4173
David Bloom
  • Programmer
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [36.22, -83.52], North East [39.53, -75.17]

Taxonomic Coverage

Eobalaenoptera harrisoni Mecistotrachelos apeoros (holotype and paratype - only four specimens known) Agnosphitys cromhallensis (holotype and paratypes; all known specimens housed at VMNH)

Class Actinopterygii, Amphibia, Elasmobranchii, Magnolipsida, Reptilia

Additional Metadata