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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 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 oMega This is a Partner to Existing Networks (PEN) award to the Idaho Museum of Natural History to partner with the Open Vertebrate (oVert) Thematic Collections Network (TCN). The oVert TCN is creating high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) data for internal anatomy across the diversity of vertebrate animals. Using computed tomography (CT) scanners at institutional collections across the US, more than 20,000 fluid-preserved specimens will be scanned and made available online for open public use. This PEN complements the oVert TCN program by including vertebrate animals too large to be preserved in fluid or scanned by conventional CT scanners. The oMEGA PEN will use portable surface scanners to provide high-resolution scans of skeletons of large vertebrate animals curated at Harvard, Berkeley, and California Academy of Sciences. The addition of large vertebrates, including whales and elephants, provides an important segment of the animal world to open access collections for researchers and educators. The process of creating this 3D resource will provide training for undergraduate students, and on-site workshops for collections staff. Skeletal models will support TCN activities in creating K-12 STEM lesson plans and 3D-printable resources for the classroom. The digitized skeletons acquired in this PEN will help fill a major gap in the original TCN and support its research theme on the evolution of vertebrate morphological diversity. By virtue of their large size, vertebrates exceeding 250 kg define upper boundaries of size-dependent anatomical form and function, and therefore push the limits on development and physiology. These skeletal data will provide new opportunities to evaluate gigantism and the tendency of animal lineages toward ever-larger body size. Combined with the other oVert 3D specimens, the TCN's digital collection distributed through MorphoSource and iDigBio will inspire new research questions and provide the raw materials to test hypotheses in a broad range of biosciences. "This project is a continuation of the Virtual Zooarchaeology of the Arctic Projects (VZAP, NSF-ARC#0808933, ARC#1023321). Specimens originally digitized by the Idaho Museum of Natural History as a part of VZAP are made available within the oMega collection. Funding was provided by the NSF, Office of Polar Programs (OPP), and Arctic Social Sciences" This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria. Idaho Virtualization Lab 7520 174
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
Display all details of New species of the ground sloth Parocnus from the late Pleistocene–early Holocene of Hispaniola Parocnus dominicanus sp. nov. represents a new species of megalonychid ground sloth from the Altagracia Province of southeastern Dominican Republic. Specimens of multiple individuals, including one associated partial skeleton, were recovered from two separate underwater caves in the Parque Nacional del Este through collaborations with museums and cave divers between 2009–2013. Parocnus dominicanus sp. nov. is distinguished by its small size compared to that of P. serus, with percent differences in limb element lengths ranging from 13−24%. Numerous cranial and post-cranial elements also exhibit morphological character states that are not attributable to size variations. The recovery of multiple individuals within each locality demonstrates a size dimorphism, possibly sexual, which parallels patterns exhibited by P. serus. The two species are also geographically distinct, with no examples of co-occurrence at any localities to date. Parocnus dominicanus sp. nov. and P. serus share character states that are distinct from those of the Cuban species, P. browni, and which suggest differential usage of the forelimb. The exact age of the specimens described here is unknown, however, Parocnus has been dated to the Holocene in Haiti. McAfee, Robert 34 25
Display all details of KUBI Mammalogy University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Mammal Collection KUBI Mammalogy 33 31
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