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Display all details of Prolacerta broomi UCMZ 2003.41R Prolacerta broomi is one of the most important of fossil reptiles. First considered as one of the earliest members of squamates, this basal archosauromorph has been used as a model for diapsid morphological evolution ever since its discovery, playing a pivotal role in hypotheses on the origin of diapsid reptiles. The holotype of Prolacerta broomi (UCMZ 2003.41R) is known from a mostly complete skull, but the original description is limited to the superficial features of the skull roof and palate. Since then, many other specimens of Prolacerta broomi have been recovered that potentially account for this limited access to anatomical information, but it remains unclear whether these aspects correspond well to the known material of the holotype. Here, the skull morphology of the holotype of Prolacerta broomi is revisited through the use of μCT scans. The identifications of some cranial elements have been corrected, such as the left prefrontal and lacrimal, and several new elements are revealed, including the epi- and ectopterygoids, prearticular, coronoid, and braincase bones. The orbitonasal region is described in detail and significantly shows a contribution of the lacrimal to the dorsal alveolar canal. Finally, the addition of the holotype as an independent OTU in recently published analyses indicate conflicts with the current knowledge on Prolacerta broomi phylogenetic affinity and taxonomy. First, it points to potential taxonomic inconsistency since the holotype does not form a monophyletic group with other Prolacerta broomi OTUs in any of the analyses and, second, it suggests a more basal position for the holotype than that recovered in some studies, more basal than rhynchosaurs and close to the origin of Crocopoda. Together, these findings indicate areas of future research interest in the study of early evolving archosauromorphs. 2 2
Display all details of Comparative reproductive morphology of two species of Macrobdella NMNH Invertebrate Zoology Phillips, Anna 25 2
Display all details of Saxochelys gilberti cranium and mandible CT scan and 3D models This project is currently installed for review purposes only. The paper using these models is not yet published. This text will be updated once the paper is published. 63 1
Display all details of The Arene Candide 3D database Arene Candide is a large cave system accessed 90 m above current sea level on the slopes of Monte Caprazoppa, Finale Ligure, Italy. The site has been renowned since the latter half of the 19th century for the archaeological richness of its Holocene layers but it was only from the 1940s that its Pleistocene sequence came under investigation. Under the direction of Luigi Cardini and Luigi Bernabò Brea, several excavations occurred during 1940-42, 1948-50, and 1970-72. More recently, a series of excavation campaigns took place between 2008 and 2011 under the direction of J. Riel-Salvatore and R. Maggi. During the 1940-1942 excavation, several Late Upper Paleolithic burials and secondary deposits of human bones were unearthed. An additional burial was found in 1970, and, in 2011, a human bone (a talus) was found. Arene Candide now represents one of the most important sites for the understanding of the peopling of the Mediterranean in the Pleistocene and early Holocene. Our study aimed to gain new insights into Late Upper Paleolithic funerary behavior through the osteological and spatial analysis of those skeletal elements (Sparacello et al., 2018). We cataloged the entire assemblage, and performed surface 3D scans of several skeletal elements, including all elements in secondary deposit. This will allow researchers to verify the attributions based on articulation, size and morphology of the skeletal elements in secondary deposit. Surface scans were taken using the structured light scanner DAVID® SLS-2 (DAVID Group 2007-2015). Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la città metropolitana di Genova e le province di Imperia, La Spezia e Savona authorized this study on skeletal material belonging to the Italian State. Data collection took place in three museums: Museo di Archeologia Ligure (Genova), Museo Archeologico del Finale (Finale Ligure), and Museo di Antropologia e Etnologia - Sistema Museale dell' Università di Firenze (Firenze). The collaboration of these institutions was fundamental for the success of the research. Literature: Sparacello VS, Rossi S, Pettitt P, Roberts CA, Riel-Salvatore J, Formicola V. 2018. New insights on Final Epigravettian funerary behavior at Arene Candide Cave (Western Liguria, Italy). J Anthropol Sci 96:1-24. 578 21
Display all details of AMNH Mammal Collection Wet and osteological specimens from the AMNH mammal collections scanned as part of project NSF BCS 1552848 to D M Boyer 3687 144
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Display all details of The Mesolithic human remains from Arma di Nasino, Liguria, Italy We report the discovery and analysis of new Mesolithic human remains—dated to ca. 10,200–9000 cal. BP—from Arma di Nasino in Liguria, northwestern Italy, an area rich in Upper Paleolithic and Neolithic attestations, but for which little information on Early Holocene occupation was available. The multi-proxy isotopic profile of the two individuals reveals that—despite the proximity of the site to the Mediterranean seashore and the use of shellfish as decorative elements in burials—the ecology of these foragers was based on the exploitation of high-altitude resources, presumably in the nearby western Alps. This constitutes the first direct evidence in northwestern Italy of a significant ecological shift towards higher altitudes following deglaciation, especially when compared to isotopic data of the Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherers from the nearby site of Arene Candide Cave, who exploited terrestrial resources nearer to the coast and at lower altitudes. While the biochemistry of Nasino’s skeletal assemblage revealed new details on Early Holocene lifeways in the area, the osteobiography of one individual offers glimpses into the life experience of a specific female forager, depicting a scenario of early skeletal trauma, developmental disturbances, long-term impairments, and resilience amongst the last European hunter-gatherers. Vitale Sparacello 15 2
Display all details of CryptoVert CryptoVert is an NSF funded TCN PEN (DBI 2001443) that aims to scan cryptobenthic marine fishes from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for both skeletal and soft-tissue anatomy. 134 87
Display all details of Capuchin Feeding Ontogeny These scan data were produced as part of National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research focused on understanding the ontogeny of the masticatory apparatus and feeding performance in tufted and untufted capuchins. Scans were generated at the University of Arkansas MicroCT Imaging Consortium for Research and Outreach (MICRO) with funding provided to Claire Terhune (NSF BCS-1945767) and Caitlin Yoakum (NSF BCS-1944642) and in association with grants to Myra Laird (NSF BCS-1945283), Megan Holmes (NSF BCS-1944915), and Janine Chalk (NSF BCS-1945771). Terhune, Claire 185 53
Display all details of The Visible Interactive Alligator – part of the Visible Interactive Anatomy series at WitmerLab at Ohio University The Visible Interactive Alligator. These open access resources—both here on MorphoSource and on the Ohio University site—present our work on the 3D anatomical structure of the head and skull of the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. These resources are outgrowths of our more technical work and are intended to serve as STEM educational aids for K-12 and undergraduate students, as well as researchers. Our published specimens include a "Day-0" hatchling, meaning it's from an animal that was stillborn on the day of hatching, as well as an adult head. We imported the scan data into workstations running Avizo and digitally extracted the bones and soft tissues. Former WitmerLab doctoral students participated, principally Dave Dufeau, who got the project started with the braincase and soft tissues of the hatchling, and Jason Bourke, who segmented the rest of the bones. More content will be added in the future. Funded by the National Science Foundation. 87 4
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