Alex Kittle

Senior Collections Manager, Mollusks
302-658-9111, ext. 311

Alex Kittle, Senior Collections Manager of Mollusks, joined the museum in 2015. He earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology at Georgia College and State University and was involved with the setup of the first university-based natural history museum in central Georgia. Alex also spent eight years as a Curatorial Assistant in the Invertebrate Paleontology Division of the Florida Museum of Natural History, where he collected, identified, and cataloged fossil invertebrates (mainly mollusks) from all over the Southeastern United States, Caribbean, and Central America. His main research interests have focused on the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic molluscan faunas of the southeast, especially the Oligocene formations of the Suwannee Limestone in north central Florida.

Recent Publications:


Klompmaker, A. A., & Kittle, B. A. (2021). Inferring octopodoid and gastropod behavior from their Plio-Pleistocene cowrie prey (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 567, 110251.


Portell, R.W., B.A. Kittle, G.L. Polites and S.W. Roberts.  2018.  Mollusca – Jackson Bluff Formation (Late Pliocene).  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 14.

Kittle, B.A., R.W. Portell, S.W. Roberts, and P.R. Roth.  2018.  Cenozoic Pearls.  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 15.


Portell, R.W., B.A. Kittle, and S.W. Roberts.  2015.  Invertebrate Paleontology of Honeymoon Island, Pinellas County, Florida.  In B. Carrick.  Honeymoon Island Beach Nourishment Field Trip.  Southeastern Geological Society Guidebook 64.


Kittle, B. A., & Portell, R. W. (2014). Extinct Giant Mud Creepers (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Oligocene of the Southeastern United States. The Paleontological Society Special Publications13, 32-32.

Roth, P. R., Kittle, B. A., Santucci, V. L., & Brown, R. D. (2014). Educational Outreach by Avocational Paleontologists and Citizen Scientist for National Fossil Day—Junior Paleontologist Educational Kits. The Paleontological Society Special Publications13, 155-155.


Kittle, B.A., R.W. Portell, H.G. Lee., and S.W. Roberts.  2013.  Mollusca – Nashua Formation (Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene).  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 15.

Portell, R.W., B.A. Kittle, and S.W. Roberts.  2012.  Cephalopoda – Eocene to Middle Miocene.  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 14.

Portell, R.W. and B.A. Kittle.  2011.  Overview of the Invertebrate Paleontology of the Anastasia Formation, pp. 8-13.  In G.H. Means, T. Scott & R. Portell.  The Anastasia Formation.  Florida Association of Professional Geologists and American Institute of Professional Geologists, Annual Conference Field Trip Guidebook, May 7, 2011.

Portell, R.W. and B.A. Kittle.  2010.  Mollusca – Bermont Formation (Middle Pleistocene).  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 13.

Kittle, B.A. and R.W. Portell.  2010.  Mollusca – Fort Thompson Formation (Late Pleistocene).  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 12.

Portell, R.W. and B.A. Kittle.  2009.  Mollusca – Anastasia Formation (Late Pleistocene to Holocene).  Florida Fossil Invertebrates, Part 10.