Arizona State University Plant Fossil Collection (ASU-PBC)

The Plant Fossil Collections are curated by Kathleen B. Pigg. Our holdings include around 15,000 megafossil specimens as well as coal balls and silicifications, a fossil and extant palynomorph collection, and extant wood and anatomical sections. Strengths of the collection include Late Paleocene, Eocene and Miocene floras of western North America, Gondawana floras of Australia, and Paleozoic and Cretaceous plant fossils of Arizona.

Curator: Kathleen Pigg, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-8182-8461)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: b3f6ae16-de22-4053-b588-ccd8276228d3
Digital Metadata: EML File
Arizona State University
Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center
734 West Alameda Drive
Tempe, AZ   85282
Collection Statistics
  • 733 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 665 (91%) with images (1,033 total images)
  • 7 (0.95%) identified to species
  • 14 families
  • 7 genera
  • 4 species
  • 4 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
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