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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 Intraspecific Variation in Microsyops latidens Selig et al. JVP 162 64
Display all details of Data from: Sclerite assembly, articulation, and protective system of Lower Devonian machaeridians Jacquet, Sarah 9 6
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 7522 174
Display all details of The bony cap µCT-scan data associated with the study: "The bony cap and dual nature of the distal phalanx in humans, cats, and horses" 5 4
Display all details of UMMZ-oVert Project Abstract - The oVert (openVertebrate) Thematic Collection Network (TCN) will generate and serve high-resolution digital three-dimensional (3D) data for internal anatomy across vertebrate diversity. Via a network of digitization centers across the US, more than 20,000 fluid-preserved specimens representing over 80% of the living genera of vertebrates will be CT-scanned. This will provide broad coverage for exploration and research on all major groups of vertebrates. Contrast-enhanced scans will be generated that reveal soft tissues and organs. This collection of digital imagery and three-dimensional volumes will be open for exploration, download, and use to address questions related to the discovery of new species, documenting patterns of anatomical diversity and growth, and testing hypotheses of function and evolution. The resource will provide unprecedented global access to valuable specimens in US museum collections and will develop best practices and guidelines for high-throughput CT-scanning, including efficient workflows, preferred resolutions, and archival formats that optimize the variety of downstream applications. Museum specialists will be trained on the generation, curation, and distribution of 3D data, researchers in using 3D anatomical data, and high school and undergraduate students in the tools for creating 3D anatomical models. To drive the use of these digital specimens by K-12 STEM educators, teacher-driven workshops that generate freely available lesson plans focused on specific science standards that are based on digital and printed 3D models of specimens in US museum collections. Please contact the appropriate collection manager regarding download requests: -Birds - Brett Benz ( -Fishes - Randy Singer ( -Mammals - Cody Thompson ( -Reptiles & Amphibians - Greg Schneider ( Technical questions should be directed to the UMMZ CT Lab Manager, Ramon Nagesan ( 1448 861
Display all details of Snake comparative vertebrae 4 4
Display all details of California Academy of Sciences Mammalogy Collection 30 16
Display all details of Scanning Accuracy These are the specimens used in Balolia KL, and Massey JS (2021): How does scanner choice and 3D model resolution affect data accuracy? Journal of Anatomy, DOI: 10.1111/joa.13343 Massey, Jason 37 10
Display all details of Widespread loss of mammalian lineage and dietary diversity in the early Oligocene of Afro-Arabia Afro-Arabian primate and rodent m2 surface files. Sample used in 'Widespread loss of mammalian lineage and dietary diversity in the early Oligocene of Afro-Arabia' by Dorien de Vries, Steven W. Heritage, Matthew R. Borths, Hesham M. Sallam, and Erik R. Seiffert. Communications Biology 4:1172. de Vries, Dorien 53 53
Display all details of UF Photogrammetry scans at the Florida Museum of Natural History Photogrammetry scans of biological and cultural heritage collection objects by the Digital Imaging Division at the Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH). Zach Randall 6 3
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