Field Museum of Natural History (Geology) Paleobotany Collection

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The Paleobotany Collection spans 3.8 billion years of history but has its major strengths in the Late Paleozoic and Cretaceous-Paleogene. It includes hand specimens, mesofossils, cellulose acetate preparations of anatomically preserved plants, and both fossil and extant (comparative) palynological preparations.

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Occurrence (core)

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GBIF Registration

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Occurrence; palaeobotany; paleobotany; fossil; plant; Specimen; Occurrence


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Geographic Coverage


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

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 6fd297bb-888a-46a7-a870-1f5af1ab1616