Jennifer Bauer

  • 2 hours, 18 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Amazing photo!!! What an outstanding and inspirational woman!

  • 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Bookworms from the myFOSSIL app

    Similar to the echinoderm book I posted, this one is a collection of papers around the theme of using experimental approaches to better understand fossil organisms. It’s technical and crosses many animals, time periods, and techniques. I don’t normally purchase books like this but I contributed to one of the papers! It was on Ancyrocrinus holdfasts that look like little anchors.

  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Meetings and Conferences from the myFOSSIL app

    Dr. Lisa White kicked off the Life Discovery Conference in Gainesville FL today and spoke all about the amazing digital resources available through the University of California Museum of Paleontology. #event

  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Looks like a few more corals but I’m not sure about all the pieces. Those with linear and crosshatched patterns are likely corals

  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    I agree with coral!

  • 2 days, 9 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Oysters are the odd clam out… @max-dereme hah!

  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    Here is a diagram to help you distinguish between brachiopods and bivalves. They both have two shells but have many differences! How do you tell the difference between the two shellies?

  • 5 days, 6 hours ago

    By Jennifer Bauer & Sadie Mills

    myFOSSIL Web-Page Updates

    FOSSIL Project intern, Mary Jane Hughes, has been busy making our Destinations page more user friendly. She created large click through icons for our […]

  • 5 days, 6 hours ago

    By Jennifer Bauer and Mary Jane Hughes

     

     

    For this year’s Valentine’s Day, the FOSSIL Project’s social media team held a competition to see who could produce a Valentine that garnered the broadest r […]

  • By Victor Perez, Florida Museum of Natural History

    At the early age of 6, I visited the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland and received my first shark tooth from their “Discovery Room” exhibit. The sta […]

  • 5 days, 7 hours ago

    Editor’s note: This issue we feature Steven Manchester, Curator of Paleobotany at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Affiliate Professor in the Departments of Biology and Geology at the University of […]

  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group What is it? from the myFOSSIL app

    This is a sponge in the group Calcarea. Does anyone know more about the lower level taxonomy? Family, genus, species? Easily recognizable by the spicules (star shapes) but I never really learned much more! #fossil

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

    @ian-forsythe – and some of them look like bugles!

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

    I’ve changed my mind, I prefer rudists! The weird reef building clams!

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

    That’s spectacular. I don’t think I’ve ever collected there!

    • I hated this site when I first collected it – found nothing. On my next visit I started finding crinoids so I spent many trips there. I ended up collecting 9 different crinoid species from the Liberty part of this exposure plus one partial ophiuroid. I have suites of crinoids from here with at least two such suites waiting for data collection and publication. Alas, the hot crinoid zone is slumped over now so I have to content myself with looking for well preserved molluscs and trilobites. How sad.

  • 1 week, 2 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Mollusc Mania from the myFOSSIL app

    Do you have a favorite type of bivalve? Mine are pectins! #fossil

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

    That is an excellent find and extraordinarily preserved! I have a few nicely preserved specimens from near Flemingsburg – where is yours from?

    • This specimen comes from Causeway Road across Brookville Lake. Mollusc preservation is pretty good at the lower end of the exposure – Waynesville Fm.

      • That’s spectacular. I don’t think I’ve ever collected there!

        • I hated this site when I first collected it – found nothing. On my next visit I started finding crinoids so I spent many trips there. I ended up collecting 9 different crinoid species from the Liberty part of this exposure plus one partial ophiuroid. I have suites of crinoids from here with at least two such suites waiting for data collection and publication. Alas, the hot crinoid zone is slumped over now so I have to content myself with looking for well preserved molluscs and trilobites. How sad.

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

    An excellent fossil! I was working in the Yale Peabody Collections several years ago and was rummaging around looking for hidden blastoids (as one does) and found a Eucalyptocrinites identified as a blastoid! I can see the confusion, the arms being folded up so neatly look similar to the blastoid ambulacra. The way these preserve is really spectacular.

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

    @max-dereme – thank you! That’s just as I suspected! I agree, I really enjoy when the labels have the actual collection date on them!!

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Mollusc Mania from the myFOSSIL app

    Arca subrostrata Miocene bivalve from Maryland. Can anyone confirm this identification? I have an inkling that it needs updating as it was ID-ed in 1927…. #fossil

    • Very nice! Looking at the Calvert Marine Museum that does seem to be the best fit. However the genus name is now Dallarca, so what you have is Dallarca subrostrata! It’s always cool to have fossils from old collections!

    • @max-dereme – thank you! That’s just as I suspected! I agree, I really enjoy when the labels have the actual collection date on them!!

    • I would like to throw the genus Anadara into the ring. It’s the same family but I don’t know what separates the two genera.

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