Jennifer Bauer

  • 20 hours, 48 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer and Richard Bex are now friends
  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    I have not looked into Great Courses but I have participated in a course on edx.org – it was in physics though. It looks like they don’t have a great selection for Earth History or Paleontology. The course I took was slides that were narrated over, but also with a transcript – which really helped me. Sometimes they would show the professor but he wasn’t the major element of the course. I remember seeing many more slides than his face.

  • 1 day, 1 hour ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @jkallmeyer – Thanks! It was definitely one of my better group ideas, it’s been really successful so far. I also thought it might be a good way to get interested people to post that might not have as many fossils as we do!

  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Ontogeny and Phylogeny by Stephen Jay Gould. Two of my favorite subjects! Ontogeny is the study of how organisms grow, a good example of this can be seen recorded in our photo albums (ourselves). And phylogeny is the evolutionary history of a group of organisms. There is definitely technical language that may require a glossary but a good read!

    • Jen, your idea to start this group was a good one. It is reassuring that people are still interested in reading good books on the various aspects of paleontology.

    • @jkallmeyer – Thanks! It was definitely one of my better group ideas, it’s been really successful so far. I also thought it might be a good way to get interested people to post that might not have as many fossils as we do!

  • 1 day, 14 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Cold means less vegetation and insects! But also frozen hands….

  • 2 days, 13 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new specimen in the group Cincinnatian Collectors from the myFOSSIL app

    Jennifer Bauer has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

  • 3 days, 19 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @tim-collins – no problem we have others around that maybe can help. @vperez, any knowledge on this matter?

  • 4 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @tim-collins– what indicates ‘juvenile’ versus ‘adult’ in shark teeth? It can’t be size because there is variation in a single set of teeth, correct?

  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region by D.L. Meyer and R.A. Davis. It’s easy to get lost in the cover on this one and dream about diving into an ancient sea! I got this when I first moved to Ohio in 2012! Terms are defined and augmented by clear and large figures and photos so great intro to the region for all levels of learners!

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Cincinnatian Collectors from the myFOSSIL app

    Real cute Ambonychia slab from out back of the Walmart in Elizabethtown KY. Real productive and convenient location, anyone been there recently? #fossil #collectionsite

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @nirmal-rajah awesome shelf!!! Cephalopod appreciation!

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    On my rock I had written down Whitewater but it sounds like Preachersville Member may be the proper identification, I’ll have to look into it a bit more. I wasn’t able to edit the specimen through the app once I uploaded it and haven’t had the chance to get back to it yet…

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Let us know if you get paywalled and we can try to help out with getting papers you may want. I haven’t gotten to look into it much more but it is a really fascinating aspect of morphology.

    • Awesome, thanks! My old copy of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology didn’t have much on it, so I’ll have to scrounge around.

  • 1 week, 1 day ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Beautiful!!!

  • 1 week, 2 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Very famous localities in Greenland for early transitional tetrapods!

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @jkallmeyer & @todd-stephenson here is what my comment in the app said: “Diplocraterion trace fossils from Peebles, OH. These are really cool structures that appear as two openings on the surface, sort of like dumbbells. This is a U-shaped burrow that is interpreted as a dwelling chamber.” Hopefully we can get this issue solved so that the web-users can get all the information from the app!

    • The Ordovician strata near Peebles are Richmondian. If this is from the large-ish roadcut on Ohio Route 32 ~6 miles west of Peebles (east of Burnt Cabin Road), the one that goes all the way up to the Brassfield, that’s probably Liberty or Whitewater equivalent, maaaaybe Waynesville down at the bottom. But I’d assume this came from the upper part, which gets rather silty and tragically unfossiliferous, with trace fossils and thin bryozoans being the only signs of life in most beds. That’s mapped by the Ohio survey as the Preachersville Member of the Drakes Formation, which is probably at least in part Whitewater Formation equivalent, though that unit is a bit ambiguous and may be time transgressive (the type Preachersville down in Kentucky probably includes Liberty, Whitewater, and perhaps Elkhorn equivalents). More detailed strat work needed…

      • On my rock I had written down Whitewater but it sounds like Preachersville Member may be the proper identification, I’ll have to look into it a bit more. I wasn’t able to edit the specimen through the app once I uploaded it and haven’t had the chance to get back to it yet…

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @jkallmeyer – I think I collected it in Peebles or that’s what the side of the rock says. The caption didn’t translate from the app to the web – hopefully we can get that fixed soon!

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new specimen in the group Cincinnatian Collectors from the myFOSSIL app

    Jennifer Bauer has contributed a new specimen to myFOSSIL!

    • This one is a trace fossil called Diplocraterion. Probably from the Kope

    • @jkallmeyer – I think I collected it in Peebles or that’s what the side of the rock says. The caption didn’t translate from the app to the web – hopefully we can get that fixed soon!

    • Agree with Jack that the trace highlighted by the black arrow is Diplocraterion. There might be other trace activity captured in that specimen as well?? Hard to tell from just one view but always interesting when you have both vertical and horizontal traces in proximity to each other. Infers different ‘critters’ and/or behavior and possibly changing depositional energy conditions.

    • @jkallmeyer & @todd-stephenson here is what my comment in the app said: “Diplocraterion trace fossils from Peebles, OH. These are really cool structures that appear as two openings on the surface, sort of like dumbbells. This is a U-shaped burrow that is interpreted as a dwelling chamber.” Hopefully we can get this issue solved so that the web-users can get all the information from the app!

      • The Ordovician strata near Peebles are Richmondian. If this is from the large-ish roadcut on Ohio Route 32 ~6 miles west of Peebles (east of Burnt Cabin Road), the one that goes all the way up to the Brassfield, that’s probably Liberty or Whitewater equivalent, maaaaybe Waynesville down at the bottom. But I’d assume this came from the upper part, which gets rather silty and tragically unfossiliferous, with trace fossils and thin bryozoans being the only signs of life in most beds. That’s mapped by the Ohio survey as the Preachersville Member of the Drakes Formation, which is probably at least in part Whitewater Formation equivalent, though that unit is a bit ambiguous and may be time transgressive (the type Preachersville down in Kentucky probably includes Liberty, Whitewater, and perhaps Elkhorn equivalents). More detailed strat work needed…

        • On my rock I had written down Whitewater but it sounds like Preachersville Member may be the proper identification, I’ll have to look into it a bit more. I wasn’t able to edit the specimen through the app once I uploaded it and haven’t had the chance to get back to it yet…

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    OHHHHH good guesses but I think I know the answer! Even better – punctae! These are little holes and peaks in the brachiopods shell that can create very complex geometric mesh patterns. I couldn’t find any good links quickly, all super technical stuff online. Can anyone second this idea?

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Paleoart Appreciation from the myFOSSIL app

    Does this count as paleoart? My great uncle made this shell creature. My friend Maggie and I started making these again when we found lots of shellies hidden around our old office space.

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