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Miami University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection (MUGM)
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Occurrence; Fossil invertebrates; Porifera; Cnidaria; Bryozoa; Brachiopoda; Mollusca; Cephalopoda; Nautiloidea; Ammonoidea; Gastropoda; Bivalvia; Arthropoda; Trilobita; Echinodermata; Crinoidea; Echinoidea; Edrioasteroidea; Ichnotaxon; Specimen; Specimen
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This collection comprises over 12,000 specimen lots of Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils from southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and north-central Kentucky.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [36.27, -88.97], North East [42.01, -80.26]|
No Description available
|Phylum||Arthropoda, Brachiopoda, Bryozoa, Cnidaria, Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Mollusca, Porifera, Ichnotaxon|
|Class||Cephalopoda, Nautilodea, Crinoidea, Gatropoda, Trilobita, Bivalvia, Crinoidea, Porifera, Edrioasteroidea, Cyclocystoidea, Asteroidea, Stellaroidea|
Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils of southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and north-central Kentucky
|Funding||NSF ADBC Program|
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Field collections made by professional paleontologists over since about 1920, especially professor William H. Shideler (died 1959). In addition, some specimens were collected by avocational paleontologists beginning in the 1800’s. 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 when possible by Miami University paleontologists.|
Method step description:
- Georeferencing was performed for William H. Shideler’s Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky collection localities as well as collection localities of later contributors, including John K. Pope and his students. Georeferencing followed iDigBio best practices and was performed by Kendall L. Hauer and undergraduate students.
|Collection Name||Miami University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection|
|Purpose||Data set was developed to catalog and georeference specimen lots within the Miami 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 )|