University of California Museum of Paleontology: Vertebrate Collection

University of California Museum of Paleontology

The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP) Vertebrate Collection contains thousands of specimens of vertebrate fossils from the Devonian to the Recent and from localities around the globe. Particularly unique holdings of the museum include collections of Triassic vertebrates from western North America, Cretaceous dinosaurs and mammals from Montana and Wyoming, Paleocene through Pleistocene mammals from the western United States, the original material from the Rancho La Brea tar pits, Tertiary Australian marsupials, Miocene faunas of Colombia, and Pleistocene cave faunas of South Africa. The collection is searchable by specimen number, family, genus, and species, or by location and/or geologic age. It is also browseable by class. Photos are available online for some specimens.

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Subject: Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology
Topics: Biosphere, Time/Earth History