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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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