Educators Organizing Online Courses Using Biological Specimens

MorphoSource has approximately 27,000 published 3D models of biological specimens (largely skeletal material). You can view all of these in your web browser with no required software. Around 13,000 of these are open access and can be freely downloaded for further visualization or measurement. We are working on better tools for browsing media by type (models, CT stacks, 2D images, etc.), but in the meantime we have created a Google Spreadsheet listing all of these web-viewable models parsed by element, species, and more. Find it here:

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The integrated digital human forearm and hand


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Frogs in amber from the Cretaceous of Myanmar


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The Arene Candide 3D database - Upper Paleolithic funerary behavior in Liguria (Italy)

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A new genus and species of clingfish from the Rangitahua Kermadec Islands of New Zealand

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Digitizing extant bat diversity: An open-access repository of 3D microCT-scanned skulls for research and education

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Welcome

MorphoSource is a project-based data archive that allows researchers to store and organize, share, and distribute their own 3d data. Furthermore any registered user can immediately search for and download 3d morphological data sets that have been made accessible through the consent of data authors.

The goal of MorphoSource is to provide rapid access to as many researchers as possible, large numbers of raw microCt data and surface meshes representing vouchered specimens.

File formats include tiff, dicom, stanford ply, and stl. The website is designed to be self explanatory and to assist you through the process of uploading media and associating it with meta data. If you are interested in using the site for your own data but have questions about security or anything else contact the site administrator. Otherwise please download whatever data you need and check back frequently to see what's new.