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Ohio University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection
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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 focus is on Paleozoic shallow marine invertebrates
|Phylum||Brachiopoda, Cnidaria, Echinodermata|
|Class||Cephalopoda, Gatropoda (Snails), Trilobita (Trilobites), Bivalvia (Clams), Crinoidea, Porifera (Sponges), Edrioasteroidea|
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|Funding||NSF ADBC Program|
|Study Area Description||Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils of the Cincinnati, Ohio Region|
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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:
- 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|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Not applicable|
|Specimen preservation methods||No treatment|
|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)|