AMNH Vertebrate Paleontology WIS-Fossil Fish, Turtle and Mosasaur Collection

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The dataset contains taxonomic, geographic and stratigraphic data for 560 specimen lots of Western Interior Seaway Cretaceous vertebrate fossils housed at the American Museum of Natural History, Division of Paleontology. Project ID: NSF # 1601891

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Project Data

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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 The Vertebrate Paleontology Department at the American Museum of Natural History houses a large collection of fossil fishes, turtles, and mosasaurs 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 560 specimen/lots and georeferenced 52 localities.

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-FF, FR

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