Pterotrigonia thoracica   Tennessee Fossils

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

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During the Age of Dinosaurs, the United States was flooded by a vast inland sea, traces of which still remain in Tennessee fossil sites such as Coon Creek. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary fauna and history of that ocean in an expansive second edition book by paleontologist Mike Everhart. And don't miss his website -- OceansOfKansas.com.


 

Memphians with fossil interests will want to check out the terrific monthly newsletter from the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society

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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