1263 Projects

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 TEMPO Mammals Micro-CT scans and surfaces of extant mammals 4040 426
Display all details of oUTCT PEN oUTCT is partnering with the oVert (openVertebrate) project to make nearly 9 terabytes of existing high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (HRXCT) data publicly accessible, and train the next generation of students in best practices for these data. The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility (UTCT) was established in 1997 to make HRXCT – a direct descendant of medical CT – available to researchers in the natural sciences. Since then, scientists from around the world have brought their most important and precious natural history specimens to UTCT to image and measure their interior features nondestructively. This application of HRXCT technology has been tremendously successful, resulting in the proliferation of scanners at institutions across the country. But UTCT datasets, acquired in part via dozens of NSF grants and cited more than 18,000 times in academic publications, remain in high demand due to their broad scope, high data quality, and historical significance. This demand has been fueled in part by the public-facing Digital Library of Morphology (, an NSF-funded project online since 2002 and housed at UTCT, which serves HRXCT-derived animations for more than 1,000 biological and paleontological specimens. In the oUTCT project, UTCT and DigiMorph are partnering with oVert and iDigBio (both at the University of Florida) and the MorphoSource data repository (Duke University) to make this unparalleled collection of HRXCT datasets more readily discoverable and more easily repurposed. oUTCT will also provide training to the oVert community, which spans nearly 20 universities and academic institutions, to maximize the scientific impact of that project. Over the course of two years, oUTCT is uploading HRXCT data of nearly 1,500 fossil and extant vertebrate species scanned for 90 UTCT clients to MorphoSource, where they can be easily discovered and downloaded by everyone from scientists to artists to K-12 educators. This mobilization is being accomplished by undergraduate students employed at UTCT, who are learning the basics of HRXCT data acquisition and visualization as well as elementary bioinformatics associated with iDigBio, DigiMorph, and MorphoSource. In addition to this educational outreach, UTCT will host two short courses per year, cosponsored by oVert and iDigBio, to train students and scientists associated with oVert and MorphoSource in the fundamentals of HRXCT data acquisition, visualization, analysis, and long-term management. These activities will expand the impact of the original oVert project and maximize the return on NSF’s investment in it, UTCT, DigiMorph, iDigBio, and MorphoSource. 2339 1817
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. 265 157
Display all details of The Dana Platypus (NHMD-M01-28 ) CT and MRI CT and MRI raw data of the Dana platypus (NHMD-M01-28) containing lead shotgun pellets. Henrik Lauridsen 3 1
Display all details of The first lacertid and partly articulated snake from the Middle Miocene of the Devínska Kobyla Hill in Slovakia, from the type locality of the earliest known seal I here describe lacertid and snake remains from the classic Middle Miocene (MN 6) locality Bonanza of the Devínska Kobyla Hill near Bratislava (Slovakia). Andrej Čerňanský 2 2
Display all details of Cranial anatomy of Emeroleter levis and the phylogeny of Nycteroleteridae. Mark MacDougall 1 1
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Display all details of Ozboneviz Ozboneviz is a collaboration between multiple Australian institutions to create an open-access, metadata-rich 3D reference collection of Australian & New Guinean vertebrate skeletal remains. Ozboneviz is funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). Our collaborating institutions include: Flinders University; The University of Queensland; Australian National University; South Australian Museum; Australian National Wildlife Collection; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory; Australian Museum; Michigan State University Museum; Gunma Museum of National History; and oVert. Please cite all specimens as: Data were provided by the Ozboneviz collection on (Project ID:000394988), funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CE170100015). Viacava, Pietro 1586 270
Display all details of Jurassic Giants The Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation (150-145 million years old) extends from northern Montana to Arizona and New Mexico, preserving some of the best windows into this time period anywhere on Earth. The models seen in this collection come from central Wyoming, Cañon City and Comanche National Grassland in southeastern Colorado. Tamez-Galvan, Evan 41 41
Display all details of Isolated UK Bathonian ornithischian teeth CT scans and 3D models of isolated ornithischian teeth from Woodeaton & Kirtlington quarries (Oxfordshire), Hornsleasow quarry (Gloucestershire) and Watton Cliff (Dorset). Current research suggests ornithischians originated in the Middle to Late Triassic, achieving global dominance, with the Middle Jurassic a pivotal period in which the clade underwent rapid diversification and radiation. However, fossils of Middle Jurassic ornithischians are rare, with few named taxa and numerous occurrences of isolated teeth with disputed identifications. Here, we apply detailed morphological comparisons, to a suite of isolated ornithischian teeth from Bathonian microvertebrate sites in the UK, to assess the taxonomic affinities of the teeth. Undertaking these morphological comparisons has revealed a hitherto unknown, and highly diverse, ornithischian fauna from these sites which significantly increases the known diversity of ornithischian dinosaurs from this time period in the UK. The comparisons indicate the presence of six distinct ornithischian morphotypes: an indeterminate ornithischian, a heterodontosaurid, two indeterminate thyreophorans, a stegosaur and an ankylosaur. These results confirm the predictions made by phylogenetic studies that Ornithischia rapidly diversified in the Middle Jurassic, fill in temporal gaps in lineages and include one of the oldest global occurrences of stegosaurs. In addition, the mixture of non-eurypodan and eurypodan morphotypes identified here suggests that not only did non-eurypodans survive until at least the Middle Jurassic but they also co-existed in close temporal and spatial proximity with early eurypodans. Simon Wills 7 7
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