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LINZ: The Paleontological Collection of the Upper Austrian State Museum, Linz

  • Björn BerningEmail author
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Part of the Natural History Collections book series (NHC)

Abstract

The origin of the Paleontological Collection of the Upper Austrian State Museum goes back to the 1830s. Historically subordinate to mineralogy and petrology, today’s Paleontological Collection is the largest and scientifically most important of the three subunits of the museum’s Geoscience Collections. Fossils from the Upper Austrian part of the Mesozoic Northern Limestone Alps, especially Triassic ammonoids, and from the Cenozoic Alpine Foreland Basin, in particular marine and terrestrial mammals, form the backbone of the collection.

Keywords

Austria Cave vertebrates Cenozoic Cephalopoda Marine mammals Mesozoic Northern Limestone Alps 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum/Upper Austrian State Museum, Geowissenschaftliche Sammlungen/Geoscientific CollectionsLeondingAustria

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