Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby kaorevillo » February 3rd, 2016, 6:33 pm

I know this question sounds really stupid but... are genus favistina and genus favosites the same thing? I found both in different sources and they have very similar descriptions and I wanted to know for sure. Thanks! :D :D :D

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » February 3rd, 2016, 8:21 pm

Has anyone ever had a test where in a station they would make you speed ID and categorize random invertebrates into phylums (or was it classes?) and make you count how many of them there were in each?
I had that last year in... the Muscatel invite, I think?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Magikarpmaster629 » February 4th, 2016, 4:58 pm

I know this question sounds really stupid but... are genus favistina and genus favosites the same thing? I found both in different sources and they have very similar descriptions and I wanted to know for sure. Thanks! :D :D :D
From what I found it appears they are different, but favistina isn't as well known as favosites. Since favistina isn't on the list I'd suggest simply not taking info from pages about favistina.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » February 6th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Has anyone ever had a test where in a station they would make you speed ID and categorize random invertebrates into phylums (or was it classes?) and make you count how many of them there were in each?
I had that last year in... the Muscatel invite, I think?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby humanbeingofearth548 » February 10th, 2016, 8:11 pm

I had that last year in... the Muscatel invite, I think?
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Nice! Were you the team that stole the gold in fossils? :x ;)
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby living_fossil » February 12th, 2016, 3:57 pm

Is there a specific source that science olympiad uses for taxonomy? I've noticed that sometimes it varies from source to source.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby chaguy2457 » February 12th, 2016, 4:02 pm

Is there a specific source that science olympiad uses for taxonomy? I've noticed that sometimes it varies from source to source.
The tests I have seen don't ask for taxonomy that isn't on the list.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Entomology » February 15th, 2016, 12:28 pm

Is there a specific source that science olympiad uses for taxonomy? I've noticed that sometimes it varies from source to source.
The tests I have seen don't ask for taxonomy that isn't on the list.


Our coaches tell us to have just the basic kingdom, phylum, class, order, family and such, but some tests have asked for the subphylum or subclass.
I generally just use Wikipedia for classification (the test makers usually rely on that) and then cross check my answers with a more reliable source.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » February 15th, 2016, 1:02 pm

I generally just use Wikipedia for classification (the test makers usually rely on that)
Who are these test makers? I tend to go with other sources since most people writing tests (at least at Regional and State tournaments) tend to be professors, and (in my judgement) tend not to use Wikipedia.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby GoofyFoofer » February 20th, 2016, 9:08 am

I generally just use Wikipedia for classification (the test makers usually rely on that)
Who are these test makers? I tend to go with other sources since most people writing tests (at least at Regional and State tournaments) tend to be professors, and (in my judgement) tend not to use Wikipedia.
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I tend to use the field guides first, because the SO test makers use it for info.
Typically, I'll use Wikipedia if no other source is available online or on paper.
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