Pterotrigonia thoracica   Tennessee Fossils

Pictured above: The official State fossil of Tennessee: Pterotrigonia thoracica, from Coon Creek, Cretaceous, 70 million years ago.

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Do you know Tennessee has a private fossil museum? The Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro Tennessee is now open!

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