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Display all details of oVert: UW - CT Scan all Fishes The aim of this project is the scan ALL the fishes even the sarcopterygians On every scan page there is a link to the proper way to reference the data if they are used in a publication. We would also appreciate a note if you get something useful out of these data. You can follow along with what is posted here at the Twitter hashtag #ScanAllFishes. All of the fishes we have scanner are listed in a Google Doc Sheet but I can't add a link to this abstract. Getting the data up on this site is a serious bottleneck. If you need a particular species we will move the slice data here ASAP. Email Adam Summers. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Seaver Institute. 3745 2637
Display all details of GalapaGateway 3D surface scans and CT-scans of the Galapagos Collection at the California Academy of Sciences 719 688
Display all details of Therapsid reflected lamina variation Early therapsids had a plate of bone attached to their jaw called the reflected lamina of the angular. This bone eventually became the ectotympanic bone in mammals, and it now holds the eardrum. The original function of the reflected lamina is unknown, and its shape varies widely across the Therapsida. I am collecting surface scans of the reflected laminae of different therapsids to assess how this structure varies and try to find clues for what its function was. 93 88
Display all details of Siwalik Fossils from Ramnagar (Jammu & Kashmir), India Vertebrate fossils have been known from Lower Siwalik Miocene deposits surrounding the town of Ramnagar (in the state of Jammu & Kashmir) in northwest India since Barnum Brown’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) expedition in 1922. Paleontological fieldwork by a number of individuals and institutions has continued sporadically in the Ramnagar region ever since, and in that time, a large number of vertebrate fossils have been recovered. Much of the fossil collection is physically housed in a number of institutions in India, the United States, and elsewhere, thereby making it difficult to study these fossils in person. The goal of this collaborative project is to establish a 3D digital repository to virtually consolidate Lower Siwalik fossils (both described and undescribed) from the Ramnagar region so that they can be made accessible to the larger scientific community. This MorphoSource project is funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Biren A. Patel 272 247
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 15841 9945
Display all details of Domestic dogs, gray wolves, coyotes Deborah J. Bird, Christiane Jacquemetton, Sophie A. Buelow, Andrew W. Evans, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, (2020); Domesticating olfaction: Dog breeds, including scent hounds, have reduced cribriform plate morphology relative to wolves, Anat Rec. 2020;1–15; DOI: 10.1002/ar.24518 Christiane Jacquemetton, Abigail Drexler, Gavin Kellerman, Deborah Bird, Blaire Van Valkenburgh (2020); The impact of extreme skull morphology in domestic dogs on cribriform plate shape; Anat Rec. 2020;1–15; DOI: 10.1002/ar.24512 Bird, Deborah 1 1
Display all details of K-12: Straight from the Lemur's Mouth Materials to support the lesson plan "Straight from the Lemur's Mouth: Exploring dietary adaptation and evolutionary relationships using lemur teeth." Link to lesson plan below: 8 8
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 92 49
Display all details of Digitizing the Florida Museum of Natural History's Herpetology collections Part of an ongoing project to maximize the impact and accessibility of the collections at the Florida Museum of Natural History. 1448 664
Display all details of Adapiform Skulls and Skeletons This project includes various adapiform specimens that are being analyzed by both Bloch and Boyer labs and is funded by NSF BCS 1440742 5040 65
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