The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences' Paleobotany Collection contains approximately 1600 specimens representing over 100 genera. Founded in the early 1900s, the collection consists of ~21% North Carolina material as well as fossils from 25 other U.S. states and 13 countries. The Paleobotany Collection includes an important fossil wood collection from Big Bend National Park in Texas, Triassic plants from North Carolina, and Pennsylvanian-aged plants from the famous Mazon Creek locality in Illinois and the Pottsville Formation of Alabama.
For information regarding the collection or to schedule a paleobotany collections visit, please contact Christian Kammerer, Research Curator of Paleontology, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.707.9939.
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- Curator: Christian Kammerer
- Collections Manager: Sean Moran
- Data Curator: Ben Norton