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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by soccerkid812 » February 11th, 2011, 1:58 pm

what web sites do you guys use to gather all the information?

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by gneissisnice » February 11th, 2011, 2:56 pm

soccerkid812 wrote:what web sites do you guys use to gather all the information?
Good ol' Google and Wikipedia is where I got a bulk of my information. But it's important not to just limit yourself to one source. Cross-reference it with other sources, because you'll often find discrepancies (most often with the time range), so in cases like that, get the one that's cited most often.

Also, when I made my binder, I took a couple of handguides out from the library and used them too. Between the handguides and Google, I was able to get information on pretty much every single thing on the list (the only specimen I had trouble getting info for was septaestrea), and remember, most event writers use the same sources that you do. If you're having trouble finding info, chances are, the event writer is as well.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Kokonilly » February 11th, 2011, 3:12 pm

What gneiss said. I have yet to find a website with information on every single fossil on the list (like how I was able to find a complete muscle list), so Google helps. Use common sense with sources, though: .edu sites are extremely reliable; .com, not so much.

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by quizbowl » February 11th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Nevermind, I accidentally clicked on a different page.
2010: 5th in NYS
2011: 4th in NYS
2012: 3rd in NYS
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by quizbowl » February 12th, 2011, 6:46 am

Sorry for the double post, but can someone show (with pictures, please ;) ) how to property differentiate gryphaea and exogyra? my godly partner just moved to ornithology, so I'm stuck in a rut.
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by Kokonilly » February 12th, 2011, 2:48 pm

quizbowl wrote:Sorry for the double post, but can someone show (with pictures, please ;) ) how to property differentiate gryphaea and exogyra?
As I recall, I explained this to you thrice and you correctly identified the difference in the fossils ID game. >.>

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by gneissisnice » February 12th, 2011, 2:56 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
quizbowl wrote:Sorry for the double post, but can someone show (with pictures, please ;) ) how to property differentiate gryphaea and exogyra?
As I recall, I explained this to you thrice and you correctly identified the difference in the fossils ID game. >.>
Yeah, we've definitely answered this at LEAST twice, if not a third time. Go back and read the thread.
2009 events:
Fossils: 1st @ reg. 3rd @ states (stupid dinosaurs...) 5th @ nats.
Dynamic: 1st @ reg. 19thish @ states, 18th @ nats
Herpetology (NOT the study of herpes): NA
Enviro Chem: 39th @ states =(
Cell Bio: 9th @ reg. 18th @ nats
Remote: 6th @ states 3rd @ Nats
Ecology: 5th @ Nats

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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by fossilgirl13 » February 13th, 2011, 3:10 pm

What does the name Rhombopora mean?
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by paleonaps » February 13th, 2011, 3:17 pm

I'm going to assume diamond-hole.
Rhombus- a square distorted into a diamond
Pore- hole, opening
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Re: Fossils B/C

Post by crazy77 » February 13th, 2011, 3:49 pm

is the "column" of a crinoid the same thing as a stem? On a test I took they showed a picture of a crinoid stem but didn't give that as an answer choice so i went with column since i thought that that was the next best thing

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