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Specimen Record

ContinentEurope
CountryGermany
State/ProvinceBayern
LocalitySolnhofen
Institution CodeCm
Collection CodeVertpaleo
Catalog Number004724
Collected ByBayet Collection
Date Collected1903-06-27

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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 NameAmblysemius pachyurus
Higher ClassficationACTINOPTERYGII | AMIIFORMES | CATURIDAE | AMBLYSEMIUS
KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderAmiiformes
FamilyCaturidae
GenusAmblysemius
Specific Epithetpachyurus
Taxon Rankspecies
Nomenclatural CodeICZN
Specimen
Catalog Number004724
PreparationsLARGE SKELETON
Institution CodeCM
Collection CodeVertPaleo
Occurrence IDurn:catalog:CM:VertPaleo:004724
Basis of RecordFossilSpecimen
Type of ResourcePhysicalObject
Collection Event
Collected ByBAYET COLLECTION
Date Collected1903
Year1903
Locality
CountryGermany
Country CodeDE
State / ProvinceBayern
Higher Geography| GERMANY (WEST) | BAVARIA | | | | |
ContinentEurope
LocalitySOLNHOFEN
Verbatim LocalityGERMANY (WEST) | BAVARIA | SOLNHOFEN
Paleo Context
FormationLITHOGRAPHIC LIMESTONE
Earliest Era Or Lowest ErathemMESOZOIC
Latest Era Or Highest ErathemMESOZOIC
Earliest Period Or Lowest SystemJURASSIC
Latest Period Or Highest SystemJURASSIC
Earliest Epoch Or Lowest SeriesLATE JURASSIC
Latest Epoch Or Highest SeriesLATE JURASSIC
Earliest Age Or Lowest StageTITHONIAN
Latest Age Or Highest StageTITHONIAN
Other
Languageen
Modified2016-06-17
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