Ohio University Invertebrate Paleont…

Occurrence dataset published by Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

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Summary

Full Title

Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Description

This collection is composed primarily of shallow marine invertebrate fossils collected from Ohio and adjacent states. A key strength is the Jack Kallmeyer collection, which includes over 8000 specimens from the Late Ordovician of the greater Cincinnati region.

Purpose

Data set was developed to catalog collections within the Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection, to provide that data to the public, and for use within the Digital Atlas of Ordovician Life website (www.ordovicianatlas.org)

Temporal coverages

Formation period: Ordovician

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Originator
Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH United States +01 740-593-0393
Metadata author
Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH United States +01 740-593-0393
Administrative contact
Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH United States +01 740-593-0393

doi:10.15468/sojgb9

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Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Publication Date

Dec 22, 2016

Registration Date

Oct 28, 2014

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2,282 Georeferenced data

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Description

The majority of the specimens in the OU Invertebrate Paleontology Collection are from Ohio and adjacent states, which a heavy geographic concentration in the Cincinnati, Ohio region.

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Programmer
Laura Russell
Programmer
Point of contact
Adriane Lam
Graduate Student
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH United States
Principal investigator
Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH United States +01 740-593-0393
Principal investigator
Alycia Stigall

Taxonomic Coverage

PaleoNiches Project

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Study area description

Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils of the Cincinnati, Ohio Region

Funding

NSF ADBC Program

Project Personnel

Principal investigator
Alycia Stigall

Methodology

Collections

Study extent

Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, USA within the Ordovician outcrop belt

Sampling description

Field collections made by avocational paleontologists over 30 field seasons. Specimens were collected from surface float, in situ methods, and sieving of collected mud.

Quality control

Specimens were identified to species and georeferenced by Ohio University personnel based on detailed field notes by the avocational collector.

Method Steps

  1. Specimens were identified to species using field guides (Fossils of Ohio, Cincinnati Fossils) and primary literature by undergraduate students. Identifications were verified by MS student Hannah Brame. Georeferencing followed iDigBio best practices by Brame and undergraduate students. Data were entered into a Specify Database for management by MS students Brame, Jennifer Bauer, and Adriane Lam with assistance of undergraduate employees.

Collection name

Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Collection Identifier

OUIP

Parent Collection Identifier

Not applicable

Specimen Preservation method

No treatment