Paleobotany Collection Cover Page

The Binghamton University Paleobotany Collection

August 30, 2014 to August 30, 2015
West Hall

The Binghamton University collection, acquired in 2013, comprises roughly 100 cabinets containing several thousand specimens, the result of 60+ years of collecting in areas across New York state, Pennsylvania, Virgina, Belgium,and Canada. It is an important research collection as many of the fossil localities represented in the material are no longer accessible.

The fossils, mostly in the form of compressions and impressions, are greatly enhanced by accompanying section slides, cores, and other research material. Together, the NYSM collection and the Binghamton University collection comprise the largest collection of Middle Devonian fossil plant material in North America.