Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Characteristic Maryland Fossils

Maryland Geological Survey's Volume VI, published in 1906, contains a set of figures depicting characteristic fossils of Maryland. The following web pages reproduce these figures. The nomenclature has changed for several species presented in Volume VI. However the figures are of historical interest, and will help identify common Maryland fossils.

Click on one of the selections below to view fossils for each period.

Pleistocene fossils

Miocene fossils

Eocene fossils

Cretaceous fossils

Jurassic fossils

Triassic fossils

Carboniferous-Permian fossils

Devonian fossils

Silurian fossils

Ordovician fossils

Cambrian fossils

updated 6/7/04

(these web pages were prepared by R. D. Conkwright)