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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceMontana
LocalityShoddy Springs
Institution CodeCm
Collection CodeVertpaleo
Catalog Number021261
Collected ByCarnegie Museum Crew
Date Collected1967-07-09

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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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urn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:021261. 021261. CM Vertebrate Paleontology Collection. . http://portal.idigbio.org/portal/recordsets/71b8ffab-444e-43f9-9a9c-5c42b0eaa5eb. Accessed on August 22, 2018.
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Taxonomy
Scientific NameDidelphidae
Higher ClassficationMAMMALIA | MARSUPIALIA | DIDELPHIDAE | DIDELPHID
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderDidelphimorphia
FamilyDidelphidae
Taxon Rankfamily
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identification Qualifiersp.
Catalog Number021261
PreparationsM1/
Institution CodeCM
Collection CodeVertPaleo
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:021261
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByCARNEGIE MUSEUM CREW
Field Number19/67
Date Collected1967-07-09
Year1967
Month7
Day9
Start Day of Year190
End Day of Year190
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceMontana
Higher Geography| USA | Montana | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalitySHODDY SPRINGS
Verbatim LocalityUSA | MONTANA | SHODDY SPRINGS
Paleo Context
MemberCLIMBING ARROW
FormationRENOVA
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemCENOZOIC
Latest Era Or Highest ErathemCENOZOIC
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemTERTIARY
Latest Period Or Highest SystemTERTIARY
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesLATE EOCENE
Latest Epoch Or Highest SeriesLATE EOCENE
Earliest Age Or Lowest StageLATE UNINTAN OR EARLY DUCHESNEAN
Latest Age Or Highest StageLATE UNINTAN OR EARLY DUCHESNEAN
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-17
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