Tom McGovern

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    Hey, just found another site to look into…
    UGA Stratigraphy Lab

    • Very familiar with Steve Holland’s site! It is a fantastic resource! Especially if you already have a good knowledge of the fossils and are looking to confirm IDs

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted a new activity comment

    I went to the ordivicianatlas and learned a little. The first 2 I presented appear to be occidentalis and frankfortensis but neither look like the 3rd photo. Anyone know have an idea about it? Don’t know about alveata. Saw a subjugata and a richmondensis mentioned but no photos.
    Does the publication include photos of specimens?
    Lastly…am I incorrect in thinking that a way to tell the different types apart is by the “central dent”

  • 1 week, 3 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    All Hebertella shown are Ordivician Found Dayton, Camden and Georgetown, OH

    • @tom-mcgovern check out the Ordovician Atlas: http://www.ordovicianatlas.org/atlas/brachiopoda/rhynchonellata/orthida/plectorthidae/hebertella/ there are three species of Hebertella on there with nice images, location, and stratigraphic data. I also have a publication by a past lab mate on the evolutionary history of Hebertella if that is something that interests you. I will have to email it though so let me know if you want it! Thanks, Jen

      • I went to the ordivicianatlas and learned a little. The first 2 I presented appear to be occidentalis and frankfortensis but neither look like the 3rd photo. Anyone know have an idea about it? Don’t know about alveata. Saw a subjugata and a richmondensis mentioned but no photos.
        Does the publication include photos of specimens?
        Lastly…am I incorrect in thinking that a way to tell the different types apart is by the “central dent”

  • 1 week, 4 days ago
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    And this one also has a heavier body but I’ll ask about that later



  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

      



  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods


  • 1 week, 4 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    Anyone know the names of these types of Hebertella? I’ve read it is determined by the depth of the “central dent”



  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    Tom McGovern posted an update in the group Bodacious Brachiopods

    Hey group members. I really enjoy searching for, finding and prepping fossils in SW Ohio. I am not, however, very learned in all the scientific names of them. Would it be “against the rules” to post pictures of brachiopods and people tell me more about them?

    When I find them they are not in matrix, they are complete, loose/single and only need prepping to clean the “grooves” nooks and crannies. To me, they look exactly the way they did 400 million years ago, except for color probably.

    Let me know.

    Tom

  • 2 months ago
    Tom McGovern and Jack Kallmeyer are now friends
  • 2 months ago
    Tom McGovern posted a new activity comment

    Are you still active on this site?
    Do you do much fossil hunting in the Toledo area?

  • 2 months ago

    I’m new to the group.

    I have prepped bryozoans and other specimens with really tiny spaces. Acid kinda works but it also affects the actual fossil a bit which I figured was counter productive. The best ways I found were either with a fine tipped dremel point (that too could damage the surrounding piece) or the old fashioned way if the material is soft enough…a safety pin. Plan to work on it over a longer period of time because your hand/fingers will get tired.

    Every now and then a quick dunk in light acid solution (10% muriatic acid?) to see where things stand.

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