Field Museum of Natural History (Geology) Paleobotany Collection

Latest version published by Field Museum on 5 October 2020 Field Museum
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.
Publication date:
5 October 2020
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Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 23,400 records.

1 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
  • Multimedia 

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Data as a DwC-A file download 23,400 records in English (3 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 6fd297bb-888a-46a7-a870-1f5af1ab1616.  Field Museum publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.


Occurrence; palaeobotany; paleobotany; fossil; plant; Specimen


Who created the resource:

Kate Webbink
Information Systems Specialist
Field Museum of Natural History
Kate Webbink
Information Specialist
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Sharon Grant
Technology Liaison to Science
Field Museum of Natural History

Who filled in the metadata:

Az Klymiuk
Paleobotany Collections Manager
Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
60605 Chicago
Ian Glasspool
Research Associate

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Ian Glasspool
Associate Researcher
Colby College

Additional Metadata

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