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Media are grouped by projects created by users. Projects tend to contain media tied together by a theme. A project might represent the dataset for a single peer-reviewed paper, the results of a collections digitization project, or data for a digital lesson plan.

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Display all details of The relative contributions of multiarticular snake muscles to movement in different planes Tingle, J.L., D.J. Jurestovsky, and H.C. Astley. 2030. The relative contributions of multiarticular snake muscles to movement in different planes. Journal of Morphology. Muscles spanning multiple joints play important functional roles in a wide range of systems across tetrapods; however, their fundamental mechanics are poorly understood, particularly the consequences of anatomical position on mechanical advantage. Snakes provide an excellent study system for advancing this topic. They rely on the axial muscles for many activities, including striking, constriction, defensive displays, and locomotion. Moreover, those muscles span from one or a few vertebrae to over 30, and anatomy varies among muscles and among species. We characterized the anatomy of major epaxial muscles in a size series of corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) using diceCT scans, and then took several approaches to calculating contributions of each muscle to force and motion generated during body bending, starting from a highly simplistic model and moving to increasingly complex and realistic models. Only the most realistic model yielded equations that included the consequence of muscle span on torque-displacement trade-offs, as well as resolving ambiguities that arose from simpler models. Next, we used an ANCOVA to test whether muscle cross-sectional areas or lever arms (total magnitude or pitch/yaw/roll components) were significantly related to snake mass, longitudinal body region (anterior, middle, posterior), and/or muscle group (semispinalis-spinalis, multifidus, longissimus dorsi, iliocostalis, levator costae). Finally, we examined whether vertebral length, muscle cross-sectional areas, and lever arms scaled with geometric similarity (isometry) or allometrically. Our results contribute to knowledge of snake muscles specifically and multiarticular muscle systems generally, providing a foundation for future comparisons across species and bioinspired multiarticular systems. 18 6
Display all details of Aphanogmus kretschmanni Micro-CT scans and fully segmented model of Elysoceraphron kretschmanni Moser (in press.) Moser, Marina 3 1
Display all details of Micro-CT scan of a female Polistes exclamans paper wasp head (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) This micro-CT image sequence captures structural and neuroanatomical features of the Polistes exclamans female head and brain. The data will be useful for comparative studies of Hymenoptera head and brain morphology. Furthermore the neuroanatomy of Polistes exclamans, in particular the antennal lobe, can be integrated with genomic resources now publicly available for this species to inform odorant receptor gene annotation. 1 1
Display all details of Echimyidae Endocast. This project archives endocranial morphology data from echimyid rodents to analyze their variations in shape and size in relation to different ecological variables. Ariel Fernández Villoldo_2 28 28
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Display all details of 3D-Cipher - Digitizing the Deutsches Museum's crypto collection Part of an ongoing project to research and publish historical cipher devices from the Deutsches Museum. 60 machines were scanned using computed tomography. Goeggerle, Matthias 63 58
Display all details of Data from: Eocene coprolites from Pipestone Springs Main Pocket, southwest Montana Sarah M Jacquet 12 12
Display all details of CT data for The origin of blinking in both mudskippers and tetrapods is linked to life on land The project contains three CT scans that were described in the paper entitled, "The origin of blinking in both mudskippers and tetrapods is linked to life on land," by Aiello et al, which was published in PNAS 2023. Scans are of the heads of two mudskipper species (Periophthalmus barbarus and Periophthalmodon septemradiatus) and the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus). All specimens were soft-tissue contrast stained with phosphomolybdic acid, as described in the methods section of the paper Thomas A. Stewart 3 3
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