Fossils B/C

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby HL21 » January 7th, 2019, 7:50 pm

It mentions on the Fossils general rules "Taxonomic classification restricted to the hierarchy on the Science Olympiad Official Fossil List." Does this mean that the taxonomic classification we have to know is, for example, Kingdom Protozoa, Phylum Foraminifera, then Genus Nummulites? Or should we know the full classification with kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, etc. ?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby isotelus » January 7th, 2019, 8:34 pm

It mentions on the Fossils general rules "Taxonomic classification restricted to the hierarchy on the Science Olympiad Official Fossil List." Does this mean that the taxonomic classification we have to know is, for example, Kingdom Protozoa, Phylum Foraminifera, then Genus Nummulites? Or should we know the full classification with kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, etc. ?
You should know the full classification for every group, but you don't need to (for example) be able to ID any down to some random protozoan order, but you should be able to tell that it's a protozoan. In essence just be able to ID the list.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Haloxdx » January 8th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Hi I am new to fossils and I need some help pronouncing some words can any of you give me some website addresses to help me thanks a lot! :D

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 8th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Hi I am new to fossils and I need some help pronouncing some words can any of you give me some website addresses to help me thanks a lot! :D
The pronunciations should come up just searching <word> pronunciation. If it's not coming up, which words are you having trouble with?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby RockRoll92 » January 9th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the differences are between the leaves of Acer and Populus?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 9th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the differences are between the leaves of Acer and Populus?
Populus has round-ish leaves. Acer doesn't.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby dxu46 » January 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the differences are between the leaves of Acer and Populus?
Populus has round-ish leaves. Acer doesn't.
I think he meant Platanus, so i'll ask that question: what's the difference between Acer and Platanus?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » January 9th, 2019, 3:56 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the differences are between the leaves of Acer and Populus?
Populus has round-ish leaves. Acer doesn't.
I think he meant Platanus, so i'll ask that question: what's the difference between Acer and Platanus?
Platanus generally has differently shaped leaflets and (for lack of better words) a smaller "leaf angle"

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Postby MadCow2357 » January 9th, 2019, 5:25 pm

Does anyone have any idea what the differences are between the leaves of Acer and Populus?
Populus has round-ish leaves. Acer doesn't.
I think he meant Platanus, so i'll ask that question: what's the difference between Acer and Platanus?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Postby Unome » January 9th, 2019, 6:35 pm

Populus has round-ish leaves. Acer doesn't.
I think he meant Platanus, so i'll ask that question: what's the difference between Acer and Platanus?
Platanus generally has differently shaped leaflets and (for lack of better words) a smaller "leaf angle"
The branching pattern of the veins is the most consistent identifier.
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