Ohio Wesleyan University Paleontology Specimens (Arctos)

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Description

Ohio Wesleyan University is home to an extensive collection of fossils covering a wide range of geologic periods and taxa. Particularly well represented are Devonian invertebrate and fish fossils from the Olentangy Shale, Columbus Limestone, and Delaware Limestone of central Ohio. In addition, the university also houses a large collection of fossil plants from Mazon Creek, Illinois, a set of Ward’s fossil casts, purchased in 1869, and other fossils from the Burgess Shale, Green River Formation, and Achanarras Quarry. The fossil collection also includes specimens collected by Ferdinand V. Hayden during his 1871 expedition to Yellowstone and others by geologist James Hall.

Data Records

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Occurrence (core)
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Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History Paleontology Collection

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 4e61cc4a-6bfd-4816-b2b8-b066e21b6235.  Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Josh Pletcher
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Student Curator
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
19706320027
Lisa Tabak
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curatorial Director
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
90 S Henry St, SCSC 166
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
1-740-368-3887
Dustin Reichard
  • Curator
Assistant Professor of Zoology
Ohio Wesleyan University Museum of Natural History
43015 Delaware
Ohio
US
1-740-368-2890
David Bloom
  • Programmer
Vertnet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Dusty McDonald
  • Programmer
Arctos Database Programmer

Geographic Coverage

Fish and invertebrate fossils from local Columbus and Delaware Limestone, fish fossils from Solnhofen, Green River, and the Old Red Sandstone of northern Scotland, invertebrates from the Burgess Shale, New York, and Indiana, and plant fossils from Mazon Creek. Collections include those from Reuben P. Mann from Ohio, James Hall from New York and Indiana, William Kepler from Ohio, and Ferdinand V. Hayden's 1871 expedition to Yellowstone.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Brachiopoda, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Hemichordata, Plantae, Protozoa

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae, Protozoa
Phylum Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Brachiopoda, Chordata, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Mollusca, Hemichordata

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1856-Present
Living Time Period Cambrian-Quaternary

Collection Data

Collection Name Ohio Wesleyan University Paleontology Specimens
Collection Identifier https://arctos.database.museum/collection/OWU:ES
Parent Collection Identifier OWU

Additional Metadata

Arctos Data Ownership and Use: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/; http://vertnet.org/resources/norms.html

Purpose Fossils of Ohio and elsewhere
Alternative Identifiers OWUM
4e61cc4a-6bfd-4816-b2b8-b066e21b6235
https://ipt.vertnet.org/resource?r=owu_es