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MUGM Miami University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection

Latest version published on Nov 29, 2016
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The Invertebrate Paleontology collection of Miami University’s Karl E. Limper Geology Museum are maintained to supplement and complement the major invertebrate fossil collections in North American museums and universities. This collection comprises over 12,000 specimen lots of Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils from southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and north-central Kentucky. Most of these specimens were collected by William H. Shideler and later Miami University paleontologists, but the collection also includes specimens collected by 19th Century avocational paleontologists.

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 12,425 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.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 12,425 records in English (871 KB) - Update frequency: unknown
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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:

Miami University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection (MUGM)

Rights

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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

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Keywords

Occurrence; Fossil invertebrates; Porifera; Cnidaria; Bryozoa; Brachiopoda; Mollusca; Cephalopoda; Nautiloidea; Ammonoidea; Gastropoda; Bivalvia; Arthropoda; Trilobita; Echinodermata; Crinoidea; Echinoidea; Edrioasteroidea; Ichnotaxon; Specimen; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Kendall L. Hauer
Director, Limper Geology Museum
Department of Geology, Miami University 114 Shideler Hall 45056 Oxford Ohio US +01 513-529-3220
http://www.cas.miamioh.edu/limpermuseum/Index.html

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Kendall L. Hauer
Director, Limper Geology Museum
Department of Geology, Miami University 114 Shideler Hall 45056 Oxford Ohio US +01 513-529-3220
http://www.cas.miamioh.edu/limpermuseum/Index.html

Who filled in the metadata:

Kendall L. Hauer
Director, Limper Geology Museum
Department of Geology, Miami University 114 Shideler Hall 45056 Oxford Ohio US +01 513-529-3220
http://www.cas.miamioh.edu/limpermuseum/Index.html

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Joanna McCaffrey
Biodiversity Informatics Manager

Geographic Coverage

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]

Taxonomic Coverage

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

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period Ordovician

Project Data

Late Ordovician marine invertebrate fossils of southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana, and north-central Kentucky

Title Paleoniches Project
Funding NSF ADBC Program

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Alycia Stigall
Content Provider
Kendall L. Hauer

Sampling Methods

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:

  1. 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 Data

Collection Name Miami University Invertebrate Paleontology Collection
Collection Identifier MUGM

Additional Metadata

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 )
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.idigbio.org/resource?r=mugm-ip