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  • Kyle Bostick posted a new specimen. 5 years, 2 months ago

    5 years, 2 months ago
    5 years, 2 months ago

    Kyle Bostick has contributed specimen mFeM 49339 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @bostickkw, Here is a link with the species found in the SE : https://neogeneatlas.net/genera/hystrivasum/ maybe that will help you narrow down the species. If you could provide another image showing the aperture with a scale I can do my best to help as well! Thanks, Jen

      • 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!