Science Museum of Minnesota Paleontology Collection

Latest version published on 18 April 2024
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The Science Museum of Minnesota’s paleontology collection spans more than 2 billion years of life on Earth. Much of the material was found in Minnesota, including taxa ranging from stromatolites to mammoths. Other sizable collections originate from the Jurassic of Wyoming, the Cretaceous of Montana, and the Paleocene of North Dakota. The collection also includes a fair amount of material from the Cretaceous of Alberta, the Oligocene Badlands of the Great Plains, and the Neogene of South Carolina. Numerous other smaller collections contribute to an overall paleontology collection with a rich taxonomic diversity, including large numbers of fossil plants, invertebrates, and vertebrates.

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Charlie Iverson
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Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Blvd
55102 St. Paul
Cat Chapman

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Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

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