Fossil Identification Galleries
All of the fossils shown in the Fossil ID Gallery can be found in North Carolina. Ages of fossils in NC can generally be characterized as being Ediacaran (~540 ma), Late Triassic (~220 ma), or Cretaceous (138 ma) up through Pleistocene (10,000 years). (ma means millions of years ago - Geologic Timeline). If a size dimension is given for a particular specimen in the Galleries, it refers to the longest dimension of the specimen. To open a picture gallery, click on any of the subheadings below
Miscellaneous Invertebrates (Invertebrata)
Reptiles and Birds (Sauropsida)
The fossil record of marine mammals extends back more than 50 million years. Fossil seal, whale, and dolphin specimens are commonly found in North Carolina.
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