NCSM Vertebrate Paleontology Collect…

Occurrence dataset published by North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

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NCSM Vertebrate Paleontology Collection

Description

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Vertebrate Paleontology collections contain approximately 63,000 specimens. Founded in the early 1900s, this collection consists of approximately 89% North Carolina material, although 31 states, 21 countries, and more than 405 genera are represented. The Vertebrate Paleontology Collection contains eight holotypes and twelve paratypes. The type collections include several different fish and sharks and one bird specimen. The most published on specimens in this collection are an Acrocanthosaurus atokensis which has been used in numerous phylogenetic studies of therapods and a Thescelosaurus specimen. Significant holding include Late Triassic collections from North Carolina and Arizona, marine Cenozoic collections from North Carolina, and Cretaceous collections from North Carolina, Montana and Utah.

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Administrative contact
Vince Schneider Schneider
Curator of Paleontology
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC US, 27601 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9939
Metadata author
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947
Originator
Ben Norton
Collections Data Curator
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 11 West Jones Street 27601 Raleigh NC United States 919-707-9947

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North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences

Publication Date

Jun 24, 2014

Registration Date

May 16, 2014

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Geographic Coverage

The Vertebrate Paleontology Collection contains specimens from 18 countries across the globe.

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John Wieczorek
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Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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