Over 750 different locations in Florida have produced fossils of vertebrate animals. Florida has the richest fossil record of vertebrate animals of the eastern United States.
These webpages are designed to provide basic information about scientifically significant fossil-producing locations, a list of all known species present at each site, citations to the primary scientific literature to provide a guide to those seeking further information, and, when available, images of the locations. The locality accounts are linked with the Fossil Species of Florida, which provide information on the species which have found at these localities. The intended audience for this website are students and educators, amateur and professional paleontologists, and any others interested in paleontology.
Land mammal ages are frequently used to describe the relative age of a fossil site or a species on this website. View a complete description of land mammal ages, how they are used, and which ones are found in Florida.
When possible, the references will include links to online versions of the papers, although not all of them will have free open-access. An online glossary provides definitions for technical terms. The book, The Fossil Vertebrates of Florida, will also be a good reference to those with little or no training in paleontology.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number CSBR 1203222, Jonathan Bloch, Principal Investigator. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
|Site or Fauna||County||Age|
|Agricola Road Site, Hookers Prairie Mine||Polk||Middle Miocene Epoch|
|Coleman 2A||Sumter||Middle Pleistocene Epoch|
|Gainesville Creeks Fauna||Alachua||Late Miocene Epoch|
|Gunn Farm Mine||Gadsden||Middle Miocene Epoch|
|Haile 7C||Alachua||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|Haile 15A||Alachua||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|I-75 Site||Alachua||Oligocene Epoch|
|Ichetucknee River||Columbia||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Inglis 1A||Citrus||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|Leisey Shell Pit 1A||Hillsborough||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|Love Site||Alachua||Late Miocene Epoch|
|McGehee Farm||Alachua||Late Miocene Epoch|
|Melbourne||Brevard||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Millennium Park||Pinellas||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Mixson’s Bone Bed||Levy||Late Miocene Epoch|
|Monkey Jungle Hammock 1||Dade||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Montbrook Site||Levy||Late Miocene or early Pliocene epoch|
|Moss Acres Racetrack Site||Marion||Late Miocene Epoch|
|Palmetto Fauna||Polk, Hillsborough,|
|Early Pliocene Epoch|
|Peace River 3A||De Soto||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Sabertooth Cave||Citrus||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Santa Fe River 1 [Blancan]||Columbia||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|Seminole Field||Pinellas||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Thomas Farm||Gilchrist||Early Miocene Epoch|
|Tucker Borrow Pit||Brevard||Late Early-Middle
|Tyner Farm||Alachua||Late Miocene Epoch|
|Vero Canal Site||Indian River||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Waccasassa River 9A||Levy||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|West Palm Beach Site||Palm Beach||Late Pleistocene Epoch|
|Williston 3A||Levy||Middle Pleistocene Epoch|
|Withlacoochee River 1A||Marion||Early Pleistocene Epoch|
|TRO Quarry, Payne Creek Mine||Polk||Early Pliocene Epoch|
|Whidden Creek Site, Fort Meade Mine||Polk||Early Pliocene Epoch|
Sponsorship and Funding Opportunities
Funds are needed to hire advanced UF undergraduate and graduate students to write these accounts, take and process the images, and put them in proper format to post online. Individuals, families, and organizations who want to sponsor one or more fossil site accounts should contact Richard Hulbert. For a donation of $150 or more, you can help sponsor the web page of a particular fossil location, and your support will be acknowledged on that locality’s web page. For a donation of $500 or more, you can be the exclusive sponsor of a locality’s web page. Donations are tax deductible.
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