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Display all details of Metacaremys gen. nov. (Rodentia, Octodontidae) This project archives data of endocranial morphology of octodontoid rodents in order to interpret a natural endocast of a new extinct genus from the late Miocene–early Pliocene of southern South America. Virtual endocasts of extant octodontoid species of Octodontidae, Abrocomidae and Echimyidae families were obtained with the aim to compare them with that of the new genus. 8 5
Display all details of Mechanical loading of primate fingers on vertical rock surfaces Mechanical loading of finger bones (phalanges) can induce angular curvature, which benefits arboreal primates by dissipating forces and economizing the recruitment of muscles during climbing. The recent discovery of extremely curved phalanges in a hominin, Homo naledi, is puzzling, for it suggests life in an arboreal milieu, or, alternatively, habitual vertical climbing on rock surfaces. The importance of climbing rock walls is attested by several populations of baboons, one of which uses a 7-meter vertical surface to enter and exit Dronkvlei Cave, De Hoop Nature Reserve, South Africa. It is an exemplary model system for estimating the probability of weight-bearing finger flexion during vertical climbing by baboons and H. naledi. Here we use three-dimensional (3D) photogrammetry and report that 6-7% of the rock surface would compel weight-bearing finger flexion. If such proportions are representative of vertical rock surfaces elsewhere, it may be sufficient to induce phalangeal curvature in primates that engage in habitual rock climbing. Hill, Chad 2 1
Display all details of Supplementary Online Material of "The phylogenetic position of Epipliopithecus vindobonensis: Evidence from the vestibular apparatus" 3D virtual models of the vestibular apparatus bony labyrinth NHMW 1970/1397/0003, NMB OE 303a, NMB OE 303b, attributed to Epipliopithecus vindobonensis 3 2
Display all details of µCt scans of the first record of mawsoniid coelacanths (Actinistia, Sarcopterygii) from the marine Rhaetian (Upper Triassic) of Bonenburg, Germany Here we show two isolated basisphenoid bones pertaining to two different morphotypes of mawsoniid coelacanths from the marine Rhaetian (Upper Triassic) fossil locality of Bonenburg. 2 2
Display all details of Brain size evolution in whales and dolphins: new data from fossil mysticetes Cetaceans (whales and dolphins) have some of the largest and most complex brains in the animal kingdom. When and why this trait evolved remains controversial, with proposed drivers ranging from echolocation to foraging complexity and high-level sociality. This uncertainty partially reflects a lack of data on extinct baleen whales (mysticetes), which has obscured deep-time patterns of brain size evolution in non-echolocating cetaceans. Building on new measurements from mysticete fossils, we show that the evolution of large brains preceded that of echolocation, and subsequently followed a complex trajectory involving several independent increases (e.g. in rorquals and oceanic dolphins) and decreases (e.g. in right whales and ‘river dolphins’). Echolocating whales show a greater tendency towards large brain size, thus reaffirming cognitive demands associated with sound processing as a plausible driver of cetacean encephalisation. Nevertheless, our results suggest that other factors like sociality were also important. 10 5
Display all details of Thylacine Whole Body 3D Surfaces: Data supporting new body mass estimates for the recently extinct thylacine 3D Mesh data and volumetric models from the study: Rovinsky DS, Evans AR, Martin DG, Adams JW. 2020. Did the thylacine violate the costs of carnivory? Body mass and sexual dimorphism of an iconic Australian marsupial. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1537 See the text of the paper for further details. 20 6
Display all details of Teeth of Serpentes This dataset is associated with a paper submitted to Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B by Palci et al. 2021 (doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1391). The dataset includes microCT scans of a selection of crown snakes (Serpentes), one stem snake (Yurlunggur sp.), and three lizard outgroups for comparison (Varanus rosenbergi, Heloderma suspectum, and Sauromalus ater). Alessandro Palci 24 24
Display all details of Sharp and fully loaded: supporting diceCT data DiceCT data from the following publication: Cleuren et al. (2021). Sharp and fully loaded: 3D tissue reconstruction reveals how snake fangs stay deadly during fang replacement Cleuren, Silke 17 8
Display all details of Morphology of sea stars (Asteroidea) Mo Turner explores the world of echinoderms. 0 0
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