• Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

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    Hi, @william-biesele, such a cool specimen! Thanks for checking out where it is housed @gloria-carr!
    I updated your field notes to include this: Reposited at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site. Specimen Number SGDS-74.
    The identifier is who identified the specimen rather than the specimen ID number. Does that make sense? We will want to make…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

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    Hi, @william-biesele – Instead of including the tracemaker taxonomy we will just include Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Ichnofossils
    and leave the other fields blank, this is how other museums are seemingly doing it so we should follow suit! Then we can include information on the potential trace maker in the Field Notes section. Thank you for already…[Read more]

    • Thank you, @sadie-mills and @jbauer for your comments! Unfortunately, classifying ichnossils simply can be so difficult because of the different system it uses! It emphasizes ethology over bauplan because rarely do we exactly know what the producer is (one of the founding principles of ichnology). I think that Kingdon Animalia > Phylum…[Read more]

      • Hi, @i-edwards – I have taken a few ichnology courses and appreciate your sentiment but the issue is with the underlying structure of the data – which is a global standard. We can add fields as we like but I’m not sure a separate standard exists for ichnotaxa. I can chat with some colleagues about it at GSA.

        We *do* have a Field Notes section…[Read more]

        • Hello @jbauer, thank you for the clarification! It is unfortunate that such an interesting field lacks a comprehensive yet simple specimen classification yet, although perhaps that complexity is what makes it so interesting!

  • Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

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    Hi, @william-biesele – Did you need some help identifying this specimen? Did you collect it on our adventure in the creek? Talk to you soon, Jen

  • Sam Ocon posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

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    Thank you for the recommendation, @william-biesele

  • Jennifer Bauer posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

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    Hi, @william-biesele – the specimen gallery is for specimens that are in your personal collection. I think this image and associated information would be better suited in one of our groups. Specifically the Vacation Explorers group: https://www.myfossil.org/groups/vacation-explorers/. I’ll have to indicate that this is not a specimen and it should…[Read more]