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Sphenopteris alata
Sphenopteris alata

One of many species of ferns that inhabited Alabama during the Carboniferous Period. Discovered on a construction site where an apartment complex was being built. Found by Missy Reynolds Turner. Paleozoic/Carboniferous Period Pottsville Formation East Jefferson County, Alabama

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Petalodus acuminatus
Petalodus acuminatus

An extinct genus cartilaginous fish from the Carboniferous Period. It now resides in the Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Found in a limestone quarry by Robert Caldwell. Paleozoic / The Carboniferous Period Bangor Limestone Morgan County, Alabama

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Dinosaur Egg
Dinosaur Egg

"The first and only dinosaur egg ever found east of the Mississippi River and the only one in the world ever found in marine sediment." Found by Prescott Atkinson. Cretaceous / Selma Chalk Deposits Selma, Alabama

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Dragonfly Wing
Dragonfly Wing

Negative Impression of Dragonfly Wing from the Oligotypus Tuscaloosae. Found in a reclaimed coal mine by Glen Beckwith Paleozoic / The Carboniferous Period Pottsville Formation Jefferson County, Alabama

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Arthropleura armata
Arthropleura armata

The half moon shape at top right of fossil is the impression of armor plate from Arthropluera Armata that roamed the Carboniferous swamps of Alabama. Possibly the first ever find in the State of Alabama? Found by Ricky Mims Paleozoic / The Carboniferous Period Pottsville Formation North Jefferson County, Alabama

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3D Calamite Cast
3D Calamite Cast

3D Calamite End-Piece Cast with other plant material surrounding it. Calamites thrived in a swamp environment during the Carboniferous Period in Alabama. Found by Amber Smith. Paleozoic / The Carboniferous Period Pottsville Formation North Jefferson County, Alabama

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