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Specimen Record

ContinentNorth America
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceWest Virginia
LocalityDallas Pike & I-70 Intersection
Institution CodeCm
Collection CodeVertpaleo
Catalog Number026858
Collected ByRichard Lund
Date Collected1972-10-24

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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 NameMonongahela
Higher ClassficationSARCOPTERYGII | DIPNOI | LEPIDOSIRENIDAE | 'MONONGAHELA'
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassSarcopterygii
OrderLepidosireniformes
FamilyLepidosirenidae
GenusMonongahela
Taxon Rankgenus
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Identification Qualifiersp.
Catalog Number026858
PreparationsISOLATED JAWS
Institution CodeCM
Collection CodeVertPaleo
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:026858
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByRICHARD LUND
Field NumberUP-2-72
Date Collected1972
Year1972
Locality
CountryUnited States
Country CodeUS
State / ProvinceWest Virginia
Higher Geography| USA | West Virginia | | | | |
ContinentNorth America
LocalityDALLAS PIKE & I-70 INTERSECTION
Verbatim LocalityUSA | WEST VIRGINIA | DALLAS PIKE & I-70 INTERSECTION
Paleo Context
Geological Context GroupDUNKARD
MemberNINEVAH LS
FormationGREENE
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemPALEOZOIC
Latest Era Or Highest ErathemPALEOZOIC
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemPERMIAN
Latest Period Or Highest SystemPERMIAN
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesEARLY PERMIAN
Latest Epoch Or Highest SeriesEARLY PERMIAN
Earliest Age Or Lowest StageUPPER WOLFCAMPIAN
Latest Age Or Highest StageUPPER WOLFCAMPIAN
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-17
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