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Display all details of Avialan Synsacra Scan data of paravians/avialans. UA 9601 (MAD_95342)--isolated synsacrum of stem bird from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) of Madagascar. Maevarano Formation. 1 1
Display all details of InSegtCone InSegtCone: Interactive Segmentation of crystalline Cones in compound eyes Pierre Tichit, Tunhe Zhou, Hans Martin Kjer, Vedrana Andersen Dahl, Anders Bjorholm Dahl, Emily Baird bioRxiv 2020.12.15.422850; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.12.15.422850 4 2
Display all details of Bone-cracking Borophagus coprolites Wang, X., S.C. White, M. Balisi, J. Biewer, J. Sankey, D. Garber, and Z.J. Tseng. 2018. First bone-cracking dog coprolites provide new insight into bone consumption in Borophagus and their unique ecological niche. eLife 7:e34773. Abstract. Borophagine canids have long been hypothesized to be North American ecological ‘avatars’ of living hyenas in Africa and Asia, but direct fossil evidence of hyena-like bone consumption is hitherto unknown. We report rare coprolites (fossilized feces) of Borophagus parvus from the late Miocene of California and, for the first time, describe unambiguous evidence that these predatory canids ingested large amounts of bone. Surface morphology, micro-CT analyses, and contextual information reveal (1) droppings in concentrations signifying scent-marking behavior, similar to latrines used by living social carnivorans; (2) routine consumption of skeletons; (3) undissolved bones inside coprolites indicating gastrointestinal similarity to modern striped and brown hyenas; (4) B. parvus body weight of ~24 kg, reaching sizes of obligatory large-prey hunters; and (5) prey size ranging ~35–100 kg. This combination of traits suggests that bone-crushing Borophagus potentially hunted in collaborative social groups and occupied a niche no longer present in North American ecosystems. 0 0
Display all details of Womack NSF PRFB Frog Skeletons Please bear with us as we upload tiff stacks slowly due to COVID-19 limiting our access to sufficient internet. If you are interested in particular tiff stacks or meshes from this study, please contact molly.womack@usu.edu and we will prioritize getting them uploaded and to you as fast as we possibly can. Molly C. Womack 72 40
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 3638 136
Display all details of Rollot et al. 2021. Lakotemys australodakotensis cranial CT data and 3D models This project contains the cranial CT data and derivative 3D models for the specimen OMNH 66106, Lakotemys australodakotensis, which were uploaded as supplements for the paper "New insights into the cranial osteology of the Early Cretaceous paracryptodiran turtle Lakotemys australodakotensis" by Yann Rollot, Serjoscha Evers, Richard Cifelli, Walter Joyce, to be published in PeerJ. Models and data are currently uploaded to facilitate review, please refrain from citing/using until paper is formerly published. 35 1
Display all details of CAS-oVert Project This is a collection of specimens located at the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) and scanned for the oVert (openVertebrate) Thematic Collections Network funded by the US National Science Foundation. 5 3
Display all details of Genyornis newtoni palaeopathology Two fossils of Genyornis newtoni (Aves, Dromornithidae) from Lake Callabonna, which show signs of bone infection. McInerney, Phoebe 4 2
Display all details of Archaeological Creative Tank Jacopo Niccolò Cerasoni 2 1
Display all details of The mandible and dentition of Borealestes serendipitus (Docodonta) from the Middle Jurassic of Skye, Scotland The Middle Jurassic docodont Borealestes serendipitus was the first Mesozoic mammal found in Scotland over 40 years ago. Its affinities and morphology have remained poorly understood. Although multiple dentary fragments and isolated teeth have been recovered from Scotland and England, they have not yet been described in sufficient detail. We report new, more complete specimens collected during recent field work on Skye, Scotland, combined with previously collected material. This includes upper and lower dentition and an almost complete right dentary. We present an updated description and diagnosis of the genus Borealestes, based on high-resolution micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and synchrotron scans. We identify seven key features that distinguish Borealestes from other docodonts, including a pronounced a–c crest, absence of the a–g crest on cusp a, an anterior fovea at the buccolingual midpoint of the upper molar, and the convergence of the Meckel’s groove with the ventral margin of the mandible. We also present a revised diagnosis for the second species, B. mussettae. Our phylogenetic analysis supports a clade formed by Borealestes, Haldanodon, Docofossor, and Docodon. Ontogenetic variation in the mandibular morphology of Borealestes is similar to that seen in Docodon and Haldanodon, with the delayed emergence of the ultimate lower molar, the shift of the last molar to the front of the coronoid process, and a posterior shift of the Meckel’s sulcus in successively older individuals. This supports a distinctive growth pattern in the clade including Borealestes and Docodon, one that may be present in Docodonta as a whole. Panciroli, Elsa (fossil collection, segmentation, major aspects of research) 13 6
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