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Specimen Record

ContinentEurope
CountryItaly
State/ProvinceCampania
County/ParishBenevento
LocalityPietraroia
Institution CodeCm
Collection CodeVertpaleo
Catalog Number005123
Collected ByBayet Collection
Date Collected1903-06-26

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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 NameLeptolepis
Higher ClassficationACTINOPTERYGII | LEPTOLEPIFORMES | LEPTOLEPIDAE | LEPTOLEPIS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderLeptolepidiformes
FamilyLeptolepididae
GenusLeptolepis
Taxon Rankgenus
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identification Qualifiersp.
Catalog Number005123
Preparationsunknown
Institution CodeCM
Collection CodeVertPaleo
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:005123
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByBAYET COLLECTION
Date Collected1903
Year1903
Locality
CountryItaly
Country CodeIT
State / ProvinceCampania
CountyBenevento
Higher Geography| ITALY | BENEVENTO | | | | |
ContinentEurope
LocalityPIETRAROIA
Verbatim LocalityITALY | BENEVENTO | PIETRAROIA
Paleo Context
FormationPIETRAROIA LS
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemMESOZOIC
Latest Era Or Highest ErathemMESOZOIC
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemCRETACEOUS
Latest Period Or Highest SystemCRETACEOUS
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesEARLY CRETACEOUS
Latest Epoch Or Highest SeriesEARLY CRETACEOUS
Earliest Age Or Lowest StageNEOCOMIAN
Latest Age Or Highest StageNEOCOMIAN
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-17
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