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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 Redescription of Conniella apterygia Allen and its reassignment in the genus Cirrhilabrus Temminck and Schlegel (Teleostei: Labridae), with comments on cirrhilabrin pelvic morphology 2 2
Display all details of Gravibone: Functional morphology of talus and calcaneus in Perissodactyla This project regroups the 3D scans of the talus and calcaneus of various extant and fossil Perissdoactyla that were used in the scientific paper cited below. It was funded by the ERC grant Gravibone carried by A. Houssaye (UMR 7179 MECADEV - CNRS / MNHN, France). Etienne, C., Mallet, C., Cornette, R. and Houssaye, A., 2020. Influence of mass on tarsus shape variation: a morphometrical investigation among Rhinocerotidae (Mammalia: Perissodactyla). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 129(4), pp.950-974. 42 21
Display all details of 3D surface models of grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) skulls based on structured light scans 105 83
Display all details of UF oVert Structured Light and Photogrammetry Scans 72 34
Display all details of AMNH Mammal Collection Wet and osteological specimens from the AMNH mammal collections scanned as part of project NSF BCS 1552848 to D M Boyer 3619 131
Display all details of UMMP Fossils 545 63
Display all details of Annie Gautier-Hion's collection These specimens were collected between 1964 and 1966 by the anthropologist Annie Gautier-Hion in Gabon. All the adults specimens were shot by poachers. The few juveniles are orphans, which Annie Gautier-Hion kept captive along with her husband for observation purposes; unfortunately, they died from Yersiniosis in 1965. This collection comprises 21 crania, 11 of which have associated mandibles. 20 specimens belong to the subspecies Gorilla gorilla gorilla, and 1 is a Pan troglodytes. Annie entrusted these crania to her colleague Dr Damien Caillaud ( ), and these specimens are currently temporarily curated by Dr Michel Raymond at the ISEM ( ) . 68 21
Display all details of The oVert Thematic Collections Network The oVert (openVertebrate) Thematic Collection Network (TCN) will generate and serve high-resolution digital three-dimensional data for internal anatomy across vertebrate diversity. At a network of digitization centers across the US, we will CT-scan >20,000 fluid-preserved specimens representing >80% of the living genera of vertebrates. This will provide broad coverage for exploration and research on all major groups of vertebrates. We will also generate contrast-enhanced scans to reveal soft tissues and organs for a majority of the living vertebrate families. 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. These new media will provide unprecedented global access to valuable specimens in US museum collections. Our network of leading US vertebrate collections 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. We will train museum specialists 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 K12 STEM educators, we will conduct 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. Data generated by oVert will serve as a catalyst for diverse research projects focused on understanding the vertebrate morphological diversity and dramatically increase the accessibility of specimens housed in US scientific collections. These anatomical phenotypes represent a common currency that facilitates integration across the fields of taxonomy, evolution, developmental biology, comparative physiology, functional anatomy, paleontology, and ecology. We will use x-ray computed tomography (CT) scanning to generate high-resolution digital anatomical data, represented as both 2D image stacks and 3D volumes and surfaces, which can be distributed globally through the on-line data portal MorphoSource. With these 3D digital specimens, US and international research communities will be able to (1) diagnose, describe, and infer patterns of relationships among both living and extinct vertebrates, (2) test hypotheses of morphological evolution such as patterns of disparity, modularity, and phenotype-environment correlations, (3) develop structure-function models for testing hypotheses about morphological adaptations related to, e.g., feeding and locomotion, and (4) explore relationships between brain and nervous system anatomy and both sensory and musculoskeletal function. We will upgrade the interface and functionality of MorphoSource, an on-line data depository for 3D data of biological specimens, improving its capacity to explore media, capture standardized metadata, ingest legacy data from previous and existing projects, supply media information to data aggregators including iDigBio, and engage educators and students. We will support training workshops both on-site at participating institutions and national society meetings of scientists and educators. Blackburn, David 15551 10127
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