Arizona State University Fossil Plant Collection (ASU-PBC)

The Plant Fossil Collections are curated by Kathleen B. Pigg. Our holdings include around 15,000 megafossil specimens as well as coal balls and silicifications, a fossil and extant palynomorph collection, and extant wood and anatomical sections. Strengths of the collection include Late Paleocene, Eocene and Miocene floras of western North America, Gondawana floras of Australia, and Paleozoic and Cretaceous plant fossils of Arizona.

Curator: Kathleen B. Pigg, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-8182-8461)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 19 March 2024
Digital Metadata: EML File
Cite this collection:
Arizona State University Fossil Plant Collection. Occurrence dataset (ID: 273b5bee-7459-4389-b31e-014931d0e80e) accessed via the PteridoPortal Portal,, 2024-06-21).
Arizona State University
Biodiversity Knowledge Integration Center
734 West Alameda Drive
Tempe, AZ   85282
Collection Statistics
  • 657 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 593 (90%) with images (879 total images)
  • 6 (0.91%) identified to species
  • 16 families
  • 8 genera
  • 3 species
  • 3 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics