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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.

Projects can be used to share media ownership and access between project members, and projects can also be used to publish assortments of media and specimens for access and discovery by the public. If you want to share media ownership and access with multiple users across multiple projects, consider creating a user team. Projects can be managed by teams, and users with access to that team also gain access to any projects managed by that team.

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Display all details of Postnatal development in a marsupial model, the fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata; Dasyuromorphia: Dasuryidae) Marsupials exhibit unique biological features that provide fascinating insights into many aspects of mammalian development. These include their distinctive mode of reproduction, altricial developmental stage at birth and the associated extreme skeletal heterochrony that is required for their crawl to the mother’s pouch and attachment to the teat. Marsupials are also an invaluable resource for mammalian comparative biology as they form a unique lineage distinct from the extant placental and egg-laying monotreme mammals. Despite their unique biology, marsupial resources are lagging behind those for placental mammals, largely due to the lack of a well-developed, laboratory-based marsupial model species. The fat-tailed dunnart (Sminthopsis crassicaudata) is an excellent candidate laboratory marsupial model that requires simple and robust husbandry, has a short reproductive cycle and is amenable to experimental manipulations. Here we present a detailed staging series for the dunnart, focusing on their extensive skeletal heterochrony with accelerated development of the forelimbs and jaws compared with the placental fetus. This study provides the first skeletal developmental series on the fat-tailed dunnart and provides a fundamental resource for future studies exploring mammalian diversification, development and evolution. 28 27
Display all details of Primate Leaping and Bone Functional Adaptation The primary objective of this research is to investigate strength and rigidity of hindlimb skeletal elements - specifically the calcaneus and navicular - in primates that are specialized for saltatory locomotion. This is done by evaluating each element's cortical bone morphology and quantifying its cross-sectional geometric properties and bone volume fraction. As part of this Morphosource project, we aim to provide open access to specimens and media that includes original raw image data derived from microCT scanning technology for each bone, the mid-diaphyseal image (or slice) from which we quantified each bone's cross-sectional geometric properties, and a 3D surface of each bone. This Morphosource project was made possible in part by generous funding from the James H. Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund of the University of Southern California and the National Science Foundation BCS 1944571. Patel, Biren 77 52
Display all details of Adapiform Skulls and Skeletons This project includes various adapiform specimens that are being analyzed by both Bloch and Boyer labs and is funded by NSF BCS 1440742 4946 57
Display all details of Evers & Joyce. 2021. CT scans of cranial remains of Chelydropsis murchisoni These scans are made available here in advance of a morphological description of the specimens, which is in preparation by S. Evers and W. Joyce. 2 2
Display all details of Turtle full body CT scans. These CT scans of turtles contain full body specimens, and were scanned by Roger Benson. The data were prepared and uploaded by Serjoscha Evers. 11 11
Display all details of Ford et al. "A reassessment of the enigmatic diapsid Paliguana whitei and the early history of Lepidosauromorpha" 2 1
Display all details of Struthiosaurus austriacus - IPUW 2349/6 - Schade et al. 2021 neuroanatomy Schade, Marco 5 1
Display all details of Spiraxis interstrialis CT-scan & 3D model of Spiraxis interstrialis, from the paper: Mottequin, B., Goolaerts, S., Hunt, A.P., Olive, S., accepted. The erroneous chondrichthyan egg case assignments from the Devonian: implications for the knowledge on the evolution of the reproductive strategy within chondrichthyans. The Science of Nature. 1 1
Display all details of oMeso PEN This project is a collection of squamate and amphibian specimens scanned at the University of Colorado Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) Facility in collaboration with the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (UCM) and funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The oMeso project is an NSF Partner to an Existing Network (PEN) award to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History to join the openVertebrate (oVert) Thematic Content Network. oMeso employs 2D and 3D specimen imaging technologies to facilitate exploration of structural and functional diversity in Mesoamerican reptiles and amphibians. The unique ecology and geology of Mesoamerica has fostered the rapid evolution of multiple species adapted for a variety of habitats and life modes. Computed tomography (CT) scans of internal anatomy paired with high resolution photos of external traits provide complimentary image datasets to create an accessible resource for one of the world’s most hyperdiverse regions.See linked occurance records to view 2D images hosted on the iDigBio portal. 123 122
Display all details of MVZ (Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley) oVert Project CT scans contributed by the oVert project, of Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley specimens. From 2017 onward. 307 233
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