Tennessee Fossils

Pictured above: The official State fossil of Tennessee: Pterotrigonia thoracica, from Coon Creek, Cretaceous, 70 million years ago.

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Recommended Book:

Want an in-depth analysis of Tennessee Geology? Don Byerly, award-winning geology professor emeritus from UT Knoxville includes maps, illustrations and personal stories that make this slim volume a gold mine of information for the sophisticated amateur rock hound.


 

What ancient landscapes surround your house? Find out by studying one of the high-resolution USGS maps attached to this site!

Do you know Tennessee has a private fossil museum? The Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro Tennessee is now open!

Tennessee Geologic Survey geology catalogue includes a comprehensive list of affordable maps and publications.

 


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Pterotrigonia thoracica