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The Pteridoportal (http://pteridoportal.org) now has 1,500,609 pteridophyte specimen records! Our Pteridophyte Collections Consortium TCN participants are making great progress as we begin year 3 of our project.
Learn about the exciting work the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is doing as part of the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium: http://www.brit.org/cabinet-curiosities/ferns You can contribute to their work as a citizen scientist here: Notes from Nature (US SE Biodiversity) –> … Continue reading
Paleontologic Data Fossilized on IBM 8” Floppies The Pennsylvanian (323-299 million years ago) is one of the most interesting time periods in Earth’s history. Giant dragonfly relatives like Meganeura (>2 ft wingspan!), 8-ft-long millipedes named Arthropleura, and early mammal-like reptiles lived in a … Continue reading
Fossil pteridophyte digitization at University of Michigan featured in IDigBio Biodiversity Spotlight
Want to learn more about the Royal Fern family, Osmundaceae? PCC members Selena Smith, Robyn Burnham, and Garth Holman of University of Michigan wrote a nice article for this month’s IDigBio Biodiversity Spotlight: https://www.idigbio.org/content/april-2019-biodiversity-spotlight-0
Have you visited the Pteridoportal at http://www.pteridoportal.org? There are now 546,652 pteridophyte herbarium specimens in the portal, with more being added every week as project collaborators are working hard to digitize their collections. Check out the gallery below to see … Continue reading
Members of the Pteridophyte Collections Consortium (PCC) attended the 2018 ADBC Summit hosted by iDigBio at the University of Florida in Gainesville in early October. The summits provide a venue for awardees of NSF’s Advancing the Digitization of Biological Collections … Continue reading