AMNH Invertebrate Paleontology WIS-Cretaceous Research Collection

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The dataset contains taxonomic, geographic and stratigraphic data for 13,149 specimen lots of Western Interior Seaway Cretaceous macrofossils housed at the American Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Paleontology, Division of Paleontology. Project ID: NSF # 1601891

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Bushra Hussaini
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American Museum of Natural History
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Kevin Love

Project Data

The Invertebrate Paleontology Department at the American Museum of Natural History houses a large collection of Late Cretaceous Mollusca most of which are Cephalopoda from the Western Interior Seaway (WIS) in the United States Northern Great Plains. As part of an NSF TCN grant, this dataset is the result of a digitization effort that captured data of 12,127 specimen/lots and georeferenced 671 AMNH localities using several programs, chiefly GEOlocate, Google Earth and Google Maps while following the MaNIS/HerpNet/ORNIS georeferencing guideline.

Title Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: Cretaceous World: Digitizing Fossils to Reconstruct Evolving Ecosystems in WIS
Identifier NSF # 1601891
Funding National Science Foundation
Study Area Description Western Interior Seaway Cretaceous Research of Fossil Inverterbates

The personnel involved in the project:

Neil Landman
  • Principal Investigator
Ruth O’ Leary
  • Principal Investigator

Collection Data

Collection Name AMNH Invertebrate Paleontology-WIS Cretaceous Research Collection
Collection Identifier NSF # 1601891
Parent Collection Identifier AMNH-FI

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 685a86cc-2cd8-4fd6-92b7-c3661dd43dad