Welcome to the Tampa Bay Fossil Club's Website.
We hope you will feel at home here as you browse each section. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or comments. And if you're not already a member, what are you waiting for?!
Most of the fossils in our Member Gallery were found in Florida creeks and rivers. They're as young as 10,000 years and as old as five million years.
Florida emerged from the warm Atlantic Ocean about 30 million years ago, 35 million years after dinosaurs became extinct. For that reason, no one has ever found any dinosaur bones in our state. However, ancient mammals and sharks thrived here, including such unusual creatures as two-story tall giant ground sloths, VW-size armadillos, tiny three-toed horses, humpless camels, hornless rhinos, fierce saber-toothed cats, massive mammoths and sharks as large as a Greyhound bus.
Florida's first people were here to witness--if not participate in--the demise of many of these animals some 10,000 to 15,000 years ago.
What We're Finding
If you are a member, and would like to add to our gallery send in your photos in jpg format, plus any pertinent information related to your find, such as who, what, when, where and how. Click here to send your e-mail to the webmaster