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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

THE TOTAL STATION AS A TOOL FOR RECORDING PROVENANCE IN PALEONTOLOGY FIELDWORK: CONFIGURATION, USE, ADVANTAGES, AND DISADVANTAGES

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Author(s):
Bissaro-Junior, Marcos Cesar [1] ; Ghilardi, Renato Pirani [2] ; Bueno, Matheus Rosario [3] ; Manzoli, Anderson [3] ; Adorni, Fernando Soares [1] ; Muniz, Fellipe Pereira [1] ; Guilherme, Edson [4] ; De Souza Filho, Jonas Pereira [4] ; Negri, Francisco Ricardo [5] ; Hsiou, Annie Schmaltz [1]
Total Authors: 10
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Filosofia Ciencias & Letras Ribeirao Preto, BR-14040901 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Poulista UNESP, Fac Ciencias, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-17033360 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Vante Engn & Projeto Ltda, BR-14090290 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Acre UFAC, Dept Cieneias Nat, Campus Univ, BR-69915900 Rio Branco, Acre - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Acre UFAC, Campus Forested, BR-69980000 Cruzeiro Do Sul, Acre - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PALAIOS; v. 33, n. 2, p. 55-60, FEB 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Fossil data collecting is an essential stage of every paleontological undertaking. Although there is a consensus regarding the fundamental importance of sedimentary and stratigraphic context, there is still some debate surrounding the need to record the exact position of a fossil in relation to other elements within the same deposit (provenance). Here we provide a practical guide for the in-field use of the Total Station (TST, electronic equipment for xyz coordinates measurements), a tool that has seen wide application in archaeology but has been largely neglected in paleontology. With the TST, recording the provenance of in situ fossils can be done quickly and with great precision. We also present a configuration tutorial showing how to use the equipment, based on our experience in the Solimiies Formation (upper Miocene, Acre basin, Brazil), highlighting both its advantages and disadvantages for recording fossil provenances. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/02006-9 - Macrovertebrate taphonomy of Solimões Formation fossil assemblages (Acre basin, upper Miocene)
Grantee:Marcos César Bissaro Júnior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/14080-0 - Cretaceous and Tertiary (Paleogene/Neogene) Squamates (Reptilia, Lepidosauria) from the Bauru, Aiuruoca and Acre basins: systematics, evolution and palaeoenvironments
Grantee:Annie Schmaltz Hsiou
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants