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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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Title Description Team Creator Media Objects
Display all details of Yunnanozoans NIGP 176268 and NIGP 176264 Tian, Qingyi 4 2
Display all details of Guilherme Hermanson. 2021. Turtle CT scans and 3D models This project include CT-data of skulls of extant and extinct turtles. Hermanson, Guilherme 54 5
Display all details of Atterholt Dissertation 24 24
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. 13 12
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