Jennifer Bauer

  • 4 hours, 55 minutes ago

    By Jayson Kowinsky (@jayson-kowinsky)

    The Fossil Project invited me to participate in a panel discussion at one of their symposiums at the North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in Riverside […]

  • 5 hours, 8 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    I think you are right with it being a terebratulid but I’m not 100% on narrower than that, but maybe soon once I dive back into the Paleozoic! I’ll keep it on my mind =]

  • 5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    by MacKenzie Smith (@mackenzie-smith)

    Greetings readers!

    Conferences are, at least in my opinion, one of the methods of communication in science that are not frequently talked about or seen outside of […]

  • 9 hours, 59 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Okay! Thanks for letting me know. I’ll note that in the specimens ‘field notes’ section just for good measure!

  • 10 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @joseph-dumont – Maybe @samantha-ocon can help you identify these a bit further taxonomically. We have added some new entry fields such as collector, identifier, and field notes!

  • 10 hours, 5 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @nathan-newell – The class should probably be Rhynchonellata. In case you wanted to include more taxonomic information I looked up the genus on PBDB: https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicTaxonInfo?taxon_no=30493

    • Hi, @jbauer! Thanks for the help, I wasn’t quite sure what to do with this one because it’s kind of worn and I wasn’t confident with identification.

      • I think you are right with it being a terebratulid but I’m not 100% on narrower than that, but maybe soon once I dive back into the Paleozoic! I’ll keep it on my mind =]

  • 10 hours, 13 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    I think those are shell fragments, probably of a brachiopod but not necessarily! Yeah, the little dotted bit looks more bryozoan-y to me.

  • 12 hours, 7 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @charlie-smith – How large are each of those grids in the background of the specimen image? We have a few new fields where you can add additional information about the specimen, under the Notes tab.
    Talk to you soon, Jen

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

    Really excellent specimen @william-ball. Did you prep this yourself? Do you have another image with a scale so our curation team can verify your dimensions? Talk to you soon, Jen

  • 13 hours, 20 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @jess-cost – I’m not sure if I’ve talked to you about this but we have a small team of curators that are going through uploaded specimens to verify data, help facilitate identification and information quality, and essentially get the myFOSSIL database up to ‘museum standards’.

    Since we aren’t an accredited museum, we have a few more requirements for the data – specifically the images – so the curation team can verify/validate information. One of them is to make sure images have a scale. Obviously, you collect high quality data that could be useful to people trying to answer research questions or get a better understanding of the animals you collect. The myFOSSIL data that are high quality will be sent to iDigBio to be shared more widely. If you have any notes about the specimen you can include those in the Field Notes field & if you don’t want to display the locality but would be okay with starting a conversation about it, we can indicate that in the Field Notes section as well. Something like ‘Would be open to discussing locality information, you can contact me through myFOSSIL.” Then the rare site information remains secure.

    Would you be able to upload another image of this specimen with a scale? We have also added in a few more fields in the Notes section – you can include the collector and identifier. The date of collection should be added soon, will double check on that timeline with our development team today.

    That was so long-winded! Sorry! Let me know if you have any questions on all of that.
    Talk to you soon,
    Jen

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

    Hi, @nathan-newell– are you looking at the little dotted bit? I would agree with your bryozoan guess. There are some trilobites with lacy head shields but the only one I can think of is restricted to the Ordovician (but other related things may be alive in the Devonian).

  • 14 hours, 10 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @Tom-skimina – There are some discrepancies in your geologic context data. The Borden is a Mississippian formation but you indicate Ordovician in your timeline. Could you narrow down the location a bit so we can figure this out?
    You can use this mapping program to figure out the age and rock in your area: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=10.7/x=-84.8659/y=40.7430/bedrock/lines/

  • 14 hours, 13 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @anthony-escobar – interesting specimens. Do you have another image with a ruler maybe on a less vibrant background? Is this a growth series? If you are interested in digging into the geologic context: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=10.6/x=-82.3217/y=29.7107/bedrock/lines/

  • 14 hours, 17 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @sara-lind
    If you are interested in narrowing down the geologic context check out this map: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=10.6/x=-82.3217/y=29.7107/bedrock/lines/

    Do you have another image of the other side? Possibly with a ruler and on a plain background that helps the fossil stand out? All of this helps our curation team better verify your information.

    Talk to you soon,
    Jen

  • 14 hours, 22 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @kelly-gest – I’m tagging in our local expert to confirm your identification – @fauve-wilson.
    If you are interested you can find your locality on this map to better hone in on the geologic context: https://macrostrat.org/map/#/z=10.6/x=-82.3217/y=29.7107/bedrock/lines/
    Do you have another image with a scale?

  • 14 hours, 25 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @imagallanes – is this specimen in your personal collection or is it reposited somewhere? We can include this information in the field notes section.

    Talk to you soon, Jen

  • 14 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @imagallanes – is this specimen in your personal collection or is it reposited somewhere? We can include this information in the field notes section.

    Talk to you soon, Jen

  • 14 hours, 26 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @imagallanes – is this specimen in your personal collection or is it reposited somewhere? We can include this information in the field notes section.
    Talk to you soon, Jen

  • 14 hours, 28 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @imagallanes – is this specimen in your personal collection or is it reposited somewhere? We can include this information in the field notes section.

    Talk to you soon, Jen

  • 14 hours, 29 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @imagallanes – Is this in your personal collection? Could you include what portion of the animal it is in the new notes section? Talk to you soon, Jen

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