The Biodiversity Heritage Library and the Hymenoptera Anatomy OntologyKatja C. SeltmannThe realm of ontology concerns the nature of reality, determining what exists, how it fits within a hierarchy, and how various elements are organized according to similarities and differences. Traditionally a philosophical question within metaphysics, today ontology has a firm application within systems biology as well.Anatomy ontologies describe the structural and developmental relationships between the […]
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Two weeks ago today Evan and I hosted a different kind of session at the Canada GeoConvention. It was an experiment in collaboration and integration, and I'm happy to say it exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be doing it again, so if you were there, or even if you weren't, any and all feedback will help ensure the dial goes to 11.
One of the things we wanted from the session was evidence. Evidence of conversation, innovation, and creative thinking. We took home a great roll of paper
Quick! What does this make you think of?
David Legg looked at these, and immediately thought of this:
And thus the stage was set for the fossil to be named Kooteninchela deppi. Here is a reconstruction:
(Okay, yes, strictly speaking this is an arthropod and not necessarily a crustacean, but the press is reporting it as a lobster, so I’m going to let it ride.)
Legg D. 2013. Multi-Segmented Arthropods from the Middle Cambrian of British Columbia (Canada). Journal of […]