Conodont collection

Conodont fossil, Ozarkodina confluens

Conodont fossil, Ozarkodina confluens

The Museum’s collection of conodont microfossils is particularly strong in Carboniferous material.

5,000                           50,000+

Slides                                  Individual specimens

Strengths

The Museum curates a number of historically significant conodont collections:

  • type and figured material of George Jennings Hinde (1879), which represents our oldest conodont collection
  • material from Alan Higgins, published in the 1960s
  • type and figured material from the Carboniferous of Britain (Frank Rhodes, Ronald Austin and Ed Druce, 1969), which forms the core of our conodont collection
  • Austin’s British and Irish Carboniferous research collection, acquired in 1994
  • Silurian collections from Richard Aldridge and co-workers, including Peep Männik, John Mabillard and Giles Miller

The Cambrian, Permian and Triassic periods are currently under-represented.

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The condondont collection is being digitised

Collections manager

Dr Stephen Stukins

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Countries of origin

The majority of the collection is British, but we hold smaller sub-collections from Australia, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Iran, Italy, Latvia, New Zealand, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and Turkey.

Important historical collections

  • George Jennings Hinde (1879)
  • Alan Higgins (1960s)
  • Frank Rhodes, Ronald Austin and Ed Druce (1969)
  • Ronald Austin’s British and Irish Carboniferous research collection
  • Silurian collections from Richard Aldridge and co-workers, including Peep Männik, John Mabillard and Giles Miller

Accessing the collections

Scientists and collections management specialists can visit the collections and borrow specimens for research.

Collections management

Our duty is to provide a safe and secure environment for all of our collections.