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Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Latest version published by Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection on Dec 22, 2016 Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

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.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 2,412 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Data as a DwC-A file download 2,412 records in English (130 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (12 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 3c001217-eea8-4f59-8b28-885699f8cd6c.  Ohio University, Invertebrate Paleontology Collection publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH US +01 740-593-0393
http://www.ohio.edu/people/stigall/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH US +01 740-593-0393
http://www.ohio.edu/people/stigall/

Who filled in the metadata:

Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH US +01 740-593-0393
http://www.ohio.edu/people/stigall/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
Point Of Contact
Adriane Lam
Graduate Student
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH US
http://www.ohio.edu/paleo/index.htm
Principal Investigator
Alycia Stigall
Associate Professor
Ohio University Department of Geological Sciences 45701 Athens OH US +01 740-593-0393
http://www.ohio.edu/people/stigall/

Geographic Coverage

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.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Taxonomic focus is on Paleozoic shallow marine invertebrates

Phylum  Brachiopoda,  Cnidaria,  Echinodermata
Class  Cephalopoda,  Gatropoda (Snails),  Trilobita (Trilobites),  Bivalvia (Clams),  Crinoidea,  Porifera (Sponges),  Edrioasteroidea

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period Ordovician

Project Data

No Description available

Title PaleoNiches Project
Funding NSF ADBC Program
Study Area Description Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils of the Cincinnati, Ohio Region

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Alycia Stigall

Sampling Methods

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

Study Extent Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, USA within the Ordovician outcrop belt
Quality Control Specimens were identified to species and georeferenced by Ohio University personnel based on detailed field notes by the avocational collector.

Method step description:

  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 Data

Collection Name Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection
Collection Identifier OUIP
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable
Specimen preservation methods No treatment

Additional Metadata

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)
Alternative Identifiers 3c001217-eea8-4f59-8b28-885699f8cd6c
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=ouip_invertpaleo