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Display all details of Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Herpetology Collection This project contains all the (microCT) scanned Amphibia of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium. 6 5
Display all details of Menefee Deinosuchus 4 1
Display all details of Alexandronectes zealandiensis CT scans of the holotype of Alexandronectes zealandiensis Otero et al., 2016. (Maastrichtian of New Zealand, CM Zfr 71 and 91) and 3D PDF based on the segmentation. 2 2
Display all details of MicroCT scans of an iodine stained prenatal rabbit Rachel Racicot and Irina Ruf The datasets herein represent a pilot study involving iodine staining and subsequent µCT scanning of a prenatal lagomorph. The specimen used is <i>Oryctolagus cuniculus</i> (SNG 17032), 57.8 mm long (from dorsal part of head to tail as measured from the µCT scans), collected in 1908, and was preserved in formalin. We used a preprepared 1% solution of Lugol’s iodine. This solution stained the specimen over the course of almost three months, and was exchanged every two weeks, or whenever the staining solution became clear rather than dark brown. The amount of penetration visible in the µCT scans of the whole specimen after 5 weeks and 2 days extends to a few millimeters into the specimen. After 7 weeks more penetration is visible, extending almost fully to the interior of the specimen except for parts of the heart, liver, and other deep structures in this area. After 11 weeks and 2 days, only a small part near the posterior liver and nearby area is not fully penetrated by the stain. The contrast between tissues is sufficient to see the majority of the internal anatomy after 11 weeks. 3 1
Display all details of Kapi ramnagarensis Despite being the most numerous of the living apes, the fossil record of the Asian “lesser apes” (i.e., hylobatids = gibbons and siamangs) is virtually non-existent before ~2 million years ago (Ma). However, the molecular clock strongly suggests that hylobatids should be present by ~20 Ma. Thus, there are large temporal, geographical, and anatomical gaps between early fossil apes in Africa and the earliest hylobatids in Asia. This Morphosource project presents a new ~13 Ma fossil primate from Lower Siwalik deposits of Ramnagar, northern India, that fills in these major gaps in ape evolution, and extends the hylobatid fossil record by ~5 million years. This new fossil also represents the first new ape species from Ramnagar in nearly a century. The ape is called Kapi ramnagarensis. Biren A. Patel 2 1
Display all details of Field Museum of Natural History (Zoology) Fish Collection This is the official Field Museum of Natural History MorphoSource project for the Fish Collections. If you are uploading media about Field Museum specimens, please consider linking to our project so we can help you cross-check specimen data. 0 0
Display all details of Protodraco monocoli The first amber-embedded fossil representing the lizard family Agamidae is described in burmite of the Aptian-Cenomanian boundary (Early-Late Cretaceous, 99 mya) of Myanmar. It is among both the oldest known amber lizards and the oldest definitive fossils of the family. The fossil is an extremely well preserved left hind foot with shank, morphologically similar to basal taxa of modern SE Asian agamids. Because of the sparse Cretaceous fossil record it will provide a calibration point for divergence-time analyses and contradicts views that agamids colonized SE Asia during the Paleogene docking of India with Asia. 3 1
Display all details of Evers. 2021. Arundelemys dardeni (Paracryptodire) full cranial segmentation. These are the models that accompany the paper re-describing the cranial anatomy of Arundelemys dardeni. The CT scan of the specimen (holotype USNM 497740) are deposited at Digimorph ( and additionally on MorphoSource ( Evers, Serjoscha W. 37 1
Display all details of Euarchontan turbinal project 38 35
Display all details of EVOLUTIONARY HOMOLOGY IN THE FIN-TO-LIMB TRANSITION: EVALUATING THE MORPHOLOGY OF FORAMINA IN A LATE DEVONIAN HUMERUS FROM THE CATSKILL FORMATION, CLINTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA The shift from life in the water to life on land is regarded as a key transition in vertebrate evolution. This transition in tetrapodomorph vertebrates is marked by a number of morphological shifts, including, but not limited to, the evolution of a neck (Daeschler et al., 2006, Shubin et al., 2015), distinct digits (Coates and Clack, 1990, Boisvert et al., 2008), and weightbearing limbs (Coates and Clack, 1990, Niedzwiedzki et al., ́ 2010, Clack, 2012, Pierce et al., 2012, 2013, Hohn-Schulte et al., 2013, Molnar et al., 2018). The forelimb, specifically the humerus, has been highlighted in this transition because of its reorientation in the evolution of a weight-bearing limb (Coates and Clack, 1990, Lebedev and Coates, 1995, Coates, 1996, Shubin et al., 2004, 2006, Boisvert, 2009, Sanchez et al., 2014, Daeschler and Downs, 2018, Downs et al., 2018). Early in tetrapodomorph evolution, a novel humeral feature emerged: the ventral ridge (Shubin et al., 2004, Clack, 2012, Sanchez et al., 2014, Downs et al., 2018). The ventral ridge is an ossification resulting from the relocation of humeral musculature (Clack, 2012, Molnar et al., 2018), and it commonly has many foramina in its proximal and/or distal surfaces (Shubin et al., 2004, 2006, Boisvert, 2009, Daeschler and Downs, 2018, Downs et al., 2018, Kamska et al., 2018). However, the morphology, function, and evolutionary history of these foramina have not been explored previously. ANSP 21350 (Shubin et al., 2004, Daeschler et al., 2009), an isolated left humerus from the Late Devonian of Pennsylvania, preserves both plesiomorphic and derived characteristics in the fin-to-limb transition (Ahlberg, 2011, Clack, 2012). The taxonomic and phylogenetic position of ANSP 21350 remains uncertain (Daeschler et al., 2009, Ahlberg, 2011, Clack, 2012), although its morphology remains unique and informative, particularly with respect to that of the ventral ridge. The ventral ridge in ANSP 21350 preserves five distinct foramina in conjunction with a tripartite entepicondylar foramen (Shubin et al., 2004). However as with other tetrapodomorphs, the internal morphology of the ventral ridge and the extent to which foramina anastomose in ANSP 21350 remains a mystery. Here, we reconstruct the internal morphology of ANSP 21350 using micro-computed tomography (µCT) scan data, and we present an evolutionary pathway for the ventral ridge foramina that incorporates the existing tetrapodomorph fossil record. 2 1
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