Jennifer Bauer

  • 20 hours, 31 minutes 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!

  • 2 days, 20 hours 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

  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

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

  • 2 days, 23 hours 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…

  • 2 days, 23 hours 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.

  • 3 days, 23 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Beautiful!!!

  • 5 days, 4 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Very famous localities in Greenland for early transitional tetrapods!

  • 5 days, 6 hours 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…

  • 5 days, 18 hours 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!

  • 5 days, 19 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!

    • 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…

  • 6 days, 19 hours 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 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.

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    @max-dereme – thank you!! That’s great information!! I had NO leads so this is a great start.

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Ancient life and flaming hots are two of my FAVORITE things.

  • 1 week ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Yes, the NSF project funding expires in September 2019. We are working on a plan to make everything more community driven but there will be some changes. I have a team of three volunteers that are going to help me curate the specimens and will be in those positions for two-years and then we will be looking for new volunteers. We will also need help running the social media accounts, they are really active right now but we will slowly wind down and then hopefully other users may be interested in continuing in some capacity. Maybe it’s more sharing content from the site and sharing pre-existing things then making all the graphics like we have been. The app and website will still be functioning and have a monthly maintenance schedule. I think I will still be on as a 1/4-1/3 time to help make sure the data you all are entering is still getting vetted. Does that all make sense? We haven’t quite worked out all the details but the idea is the platforms will continue on but with no full paid team behind it.

    • Okay, thank for letting me know! And if you need any help with anything, I’ll definitely volunteer. I work as software engineer, and I have some experience with graphic design, so maybe my experience would be applicable here.

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

    It’s possible the community can work to produce it but I’m not going to lie, it’s a big effort and takes a lot of time. There are three of us that work on it.

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

    Thanks @max-dereme! I would appreciate any information you may have!

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

    The project’s funding expires in September. A goal of this last stretch is to make it more self-sustaining and community driven. Could you message me your email address? I will make note to message you when we are getting ready for the last newsletter!

    • Hi, @jbauer ! Do you mean the funding of myFOSSIL will expire? Will that have an impact on the site or the app?

      • Yes, the NSF project funding expires in September 2019. We are working on a plan to make everything more community driven but there will be some changes. I have a team of three volunteers that are going to help me curate the specimens and will be in those positions for two-years and then we will be looking for new volunteers. We will also need help running the social media accounts, they are really active right now but we will slowly wind down and then hopefully other users may be interested in continuing in some capacity. Maybe it’s more sharing content from the site and sharing pre-existing things then making all the graphics like we have been. The app and website will still be functioning and have a monthly maintenance schedule. I think I will still be on as a 1/4-1/3 time to help make sure the data you all are entering is still getting vetted. Does that all make sense? We haven’t quite worked out all the details but the idea is the platforms will continue on but with no full paid team behind it.

        • Okay, thank for letting me know! And if you need any help with anything, I’ll definitely volunteer. I work as software engineer, and I have some experience with graphic design, so maybe my experience would be applicable here.

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

    Wow! Bone Clones! That is really awesome! I keep thinking I’ll get a 3D printer one day and print all the skulls I could possibly want! Colin and I printed Homo naledi – took 20 hours!

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

    @joyce-drakeford – we will be doing a special farewell issue for the fall. Would you be interested in contributing something at that time? I can discuss with the other newsletter coordinators.

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