Kyle Bostick

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  • 3 months, 1 week ago
    Kyle Bostick posted a new activity comment

    My old research adviser (Carew) did some modern/fossil Cerion work with S. J. Gould in the mid-late 90s and helped me ID this one in particular. C. watingense is one of the more common on San Salvador, so I’m told by the literature. Don’t worry too much about IDing Cerion…It’s difficult to ID many of these species because 1) they are known to hybridize with other Cerion and 2) there are morphological variations for coastal and interior.

    As far as resources, this one is pretty nifty, but rather old and the plates are rather difficult to see:

    https://www.geraceresearchcentre.com/pdfs/8thGeology/73_Gould_8thGeology.pdf

  • 3 months, 1 week ago
    Kyle Bostick posted a new activity comment

    Cool cool cool. I was unaware the scale bar is a requirement to post fossils on this website. Is this a new requirement? I’ve always “tried” to type the dimensions into the appropriate section, but in a couple fossils I did not.

    • It’s not a requirement for them to be on the site – but it is for the data to be sent off to iDigBio. The images will act as a digital specimen voucher so we want them to be higher quality with useful scales! The dimensions are excellent but I can’t verify them without the scale. Does that make sense? I’m using the images as if they are the physical specimen to confirm your data.

      The rest of your specimen data is really excellent so all that is needed would be a scale bar then your data points can contribute to a much larger dataset!

  • 3 months, 1 week ago
    Kyle Bostick posted a new activity comment

    Probably not going to happen any time soon. All my fossils and rocks are packed up in boxes for the big move. Thank you for your interests however

    • Thanks, Kyle! That’s no problem. So, I’m curating the fossil specimens and it looks like most of yours will need a scale bar. Once you get settled if this is something you want to do, you can add them at any time and they will pop back into the curation queue. I’ll work to check through all your specimens but won’t bombard you with comments. If I find anything to add or correct, I’ll leave a link or something for you to refer back to. Good luck with your move! Best, Jen

      • Cool cool cool. I was unaware the scale bar is a requirement to post fossils on this website. Is this a new requirement? I’ve always “tried” to type the dimensions into the appropriate section, but in a couple fossils I did not.

        • It’s not a requirement for them to be on the site – but it is for the data to be sent off to iDigBio. The images will act as a digital specimen voucher so we want them to be higher quality with useful scales! The dimensions are excellent but I can’t verify them without the scale. Does that make sense? I’m using the images as if they are the physical specimen to confirm your data.

          The rest of your specimen data is really excellent so all that is needed would be a scale bar then your data points can contribute to a much larger dataset!

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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
    Kyle Bostick updated their own Fossil #022661

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    Nostocales

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    Rivulariaceae

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    Kyle Bostick posted a new activity comment

    http://cactus.dixie.edu/jharris/iron_springs_dino_tracks.pdf

    • Well the age the paper gives (early campanian) would be somewhere 80 to 75 MYA. That automatically rules out hypsylophodonts such as Tenontosaurus and hadrosauroids such as Eolambia. Based on the age, which is the same of the Kaparowits and Waheap Formations, which are in southern utah, I am tempted to say Gryposaurus monumentis or the species parasaurolophus found in grand staircase. Since tracks like these would be almost impossible to atrribute to a skeleton, and since they may already have an ichnogenus, I think that those are the most likley options. Again, I am an amateur collector of mainly vertebrate fossils, not a paleontologist, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

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  • 1 year, 12 months ago

    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Reptilia
    Order: Crocodilia
    Family: Gavialidae
    Subfamily: Tomistominae
    Genus: Gavialosuchus

  • 1 year, 12 months ago

    This is a fossil from the Hawthorne Group, therefore it is not Eocene aged.

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