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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMontana
LocalityBlacktail Creek Quarry, Cm7802
Institution CodeCm
Collection CodeVertpaleo
Catalog Number035519
Collected ByRichard Lund & Party
Date Collected1979-06-25

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The collection of fossil vertebrates at Carnegie Museum of Natural History is the fourth largest in North America. It currently holds over 100,000 specimens with a worldwide distribution, representing all vertebrate classes from the Silurian to the Pleistocene. This collection was acquired primarily through over a century of field work by section staff and associates as well as acquisitions by the Museum. Fossil collecting began in 1895 with the sponsorship of Mr. Andrew Carnegie, who supported the museum’s numerous early expeditions to the American West that resulted in one of the best dinosaur collections in the world. Carnegie in his retirement further strengthened the collection with the purchase in 1903 of a large collection of Paleozoic-Cenozoic, European fossils from the Baron de Bayet, a private fossil collector from Brussels, Belgium. Strengths of the collection include Mississippian fishes from Bear Gulch, Montana; Pennsylvanian and Permian fishes, amphibians and reptiles from the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia and the southwestern United States; Jurassic dinosaurs, especially sauropods, from Utah (Dinosaur National Monument) and Wyoming; Jurassic fishes and reptiles from Germany and France; Eocene fishes from Monte Bolca, Italy; Eocene mammals, reptiles, and amphibians from central Wyoming and Utah; Miocene mammals from a site now preserved as Agate Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska; and Pleistocene vertebrates from the Appalachian region.

Contacts

Name Amy Henrici
RoleCollection Manager
Emailhenricia@carnegiemnh.org
Name Amy Henrici
RoleCollection Manager
Emailhenricia@carnegiemnh.org
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameOrestiacanthus fergusi
Higher ClassficationCHONDRICHTHYES | CLADOSELACHIFORMES | STETHACANTHIDAE | ORESTIACANTHUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassElasmobranchii
OrderCladoselachiformes
FamilyStethacanthidae
GenusOrestiacanthus
Specific Epithetfergusi
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number035519
PreparationsDORSAL FIN SPINE, NC
Institution CodeCM
Collection CodeVertPaleo
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:035519
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByRICHARD LUND & PARTY
Field Number79-70509
Date Collected1979
Year1979
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMontana
Higher Geography| USA | Montana | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityBLACKTAIL CREEK QUARRY, CM7802
Verbatim LocalityUSA | MONTANA | BLACKTAIL CREEK QUARRY, CM7802
Paleo Context
BedBEAR GULCH LIMESTONE
Geological Context GroupBIG SNOWY
MemberBEAR GULCH
FormationHEATH
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemPALEOZOIC
Latest Era Or Highest ErathemPALEOZOIC
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemMISSISSIPPIAN
Latest Period Or Highest SystemMISSISSIPPIAN
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesLATE MISSISSIPPIAN
Latest Epoch Or Highest SeriesLATE MISSISSIPPIAN
Earliest Age Or Lowest StageNAMURIAN E2B, CHESTERIAN
Latest Age Or Highest StageNAMURIAN E2B, CHESTERIAN
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-17
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