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Welcome to the Digital Atlas of Neogene Life for the Southeastern United States!

While a wide range of fossil types have been found in the Neogene fossil record of the southeastern United States, this atlas will focus on those invertebrate (animal lacking a bacbone) species that are most commonly encountered.

The shells of mollusks, particularly gastropods (snails and slugs) and bivalves (clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels) dominate the diversity of these Neogene deposits, but fossil cnidarians (e.g., corals), arthropods (e.g., crabs), brachiopods (e.g., lamp shells), and echinoderms (e.g., sand dollars) are also sometimes found.

To enter the atlas pages for each of these groups, click on an image below.

Gastropods Bivalves Corals
gastropoda bivalvia cnidaria

Arthropods

Brachiopods

Echinoderms
athropoda brachiopoda echinordermata

To find out more about the geology of the southeastern United States, click on "Geology" above.