Jennifer Bauer

  • 19 hours, 24 minutes ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @walter-stein, just want to double check that this specimen is in your personal fossil collection.
    iDigBio suggests the order would be Saurischia: https://www.idigbio.org/portal/records/e6e07160-566d-4e7f-a69b-243497de6c9e

    If this is in your personal collection, if someone was interested in studying it and/or knowing the location that it was found in, would you share it with them? We are working to migrate some of the high quality data to iDigBio and we can include a note that includes this information. Talk to you soon, Jen

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  • 19 hours, 32 minutes ago
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Beautiful specimen!!

  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    If (wide) is a descriptor we can move it to the Field Notes section. Thanks, Jen

  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    If (narrow) is a descriptor, we can add it into the new field notes section.

  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Possible alternate family: Cochlespiridae. Saw both this and Turridae.

    https://paleobiodb.org/classic/basicTaxonInfo?taxon_no=59775
    https://www.idigbio.org/portal/records/4319a91f-998a-4425-97b4-21d807256c26

  • 1 day, 20 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    I see Volutomitridae and Mitridae on the iDigBio database.

  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    https://www.idigbio.org/portal/records/abda3279-7729-4127-9850-38b74b9a17e1
    http://fossilworks.org/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=59824

    Familial disagreement between your taxonomy, iDigBio, & PBDB – all 3 are different.

  • 1 day, 21 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Possible update in order: Neotaenioglossa

    https://www.idigbio.org/portal/records/68eacc75-32ed-428e-8d12-fcf988b830e1

  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Coolio! Let me know if you need assistance with any of the information. I have a few tricks and tips when it comes to figuring out locality data etc.

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

    Hm, most of these look like sponges but it really depends on where you are finding them. I’ll be joining the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology in the fall, maybe we can meet up so I can see them in person. @mackenzie-smith do you have any idea about if these could be palms? the structures look sponge like to me but information is limited.

    • Peter Rose at UofM thinks they may be Palms.

    • @keith-schmidt @jbauer Yes these are definitely palms. Now that it’s zoomed in and I can see a little of the cross section it is more clear. That scattered, unorganized vascular patter is characteristic of monocots (palms) and in the living ones you can even see it from their “bark” (and on this specimen). Kelly Matsunaga (who was at the University of Michigan but is now, or is now transitioning to the University of Kansas) is the palm expert. I don’t know how much taxonomic resolution you can get from palm stems (fruit are the best) but she would be the best person to ask.

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

    Hi @keith-schmidt – are you finding these in Michigan? Are they rocks? They look like sponges to me.

    • My uncle passed away and he was a geologist so we have a massive rock mineral and as you see fossil collection. These are very dense and very heavy. This one weighs 50+ lbs. We do not know where they came from or have any information on them. I have Michigan State University and the University of Michigan looking at them and confirmed a few of them are Palms but we have some that do not match anything in their collections or references. I am on a scavenger hunt and it is fun!

      • Hm, most of these look like sponges but it really depends on where you are finding them. I’ll be joining the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology in the fall, maybe we can meet up so I can see them in person. @mackenzie-smith do you have any idea about if these could be palms? the structures look sponge like to me but information is limited.

        • Peter Rose at UofM thinks they may be Palms.

        • @keith-schmidt @jbauer Yes these are definitely palms. Now that it’s zoomed in and I can see a little of the cross section it is more clear. That scattered, unorganized vascular patter is characteristic of monocots (palms) and in the living ones you can even see it from their “bark” (and on this specimen). Kelly Matsunaga (who was at the University of Michigan but is now, or is now transitioning to the University of Kansas) is the palm expert. I don’t know how much taxonomic resolution you can get from palm stems (fruit are the best) but she would be the best person to ask.

  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new specimen.

    Jennifer Bauer has contributed specimen mFeM 54289 to myFOSSIL!

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

    Hi, @heather-gillette, What do you think this is? There seems to be some microstructure. I can’t tell what kind though. Did you find it in Riceville? That would probably be early Paleozoic rock.

  • 2 days, 2 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted an image in the group Paleo Pics from the myFOSSIL app

    Office 216 celebration last night sending off Mary Jane! She has graduated and is moving across the world for her next big adventure. A paleontologist in her own right! #fossil #event

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

    Hi, @jennifer-mellor – really cool assemblage. Did you find it in a stream or on a beach? Any ideas as to what age rock those fossils could be in?

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

    Hi @dave-santiago – This looks like a burrow to me, let me tag in a local expert to check it out: @nathan-newell.

  • 2 days, 20 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @lori-baltunis – I can’t tell if this is a fossil or not, could you post another image? If you access your specimens from myfossil.org you can easily add another photo to this same specimen information.

  • 2 days, 21 hours ago
    Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment

    Hi, @robertwayne-martin – do you have any more information you could share about this fossil? On our online platform myfossil.org you can edit the taxonomy, location, and geologic context information associated with the specimen. Did you need any help with figuring out this information? Thanks, Jen

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