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Welcome

MorphoMuseuM, also referred to as M3, is a peer reviewed, online journal that aims at enhancing accessibility to 3D models (surface, CT, MRI) of vertebrates, including models of type specimens, anatomy atlases, reconstruction of deformed or damaged specimens, and 3D datasets. It allows quick publication of quality 3D models of vertebrates by a double blind pair review process.
M3 comes along with a free software, ISE-MeshTools, which contains a set of tools for editing, positioning, deforming, labelling, measuring and rendering sets of 3D surfaces.


Datasets in press

3D model related to the publication: New remains of Chambius kasserinensis from the Eocene of Tunisia and evaluation of proposed affinities for Macroscelidea (Mammalia, Afrotheria)
Rodolphe Tabuce
Keywords: Herodotiinae; Macroscelidea; Maxilla

doi: 10.18563/m3.3.2.e1

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D model of the holotype of Chambius kasserinensis, the basalmost ‘elephant-shrew’ figured in the following publication: New remains of Chambius kasserinensis from the Eocene of Tunisia and evaluation of proposed affinities for Macroscelidea (Mammalia, Afrotheria) 

  Specimens

    Chambius kasserinensis CBI-1-06 View specimen

    M3#146_CBI-1-06

    3D model of the holotype maxilla of Chambius kasserinensis. The 3D surface was extracted manually from the limestone matrix within AVIZO 9.2

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.146  




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  3D datasets
3D models related to the publication: The hidden teeth of sloths: evolutionary vestiges and the development of a simplified dentition.
Lionel Hautier, Helder Gomes Rodrigues, Guillaume Billet and Robert J. Asher
Keywords: homology; ontogeny; sloths; vestigial teeth

doi: 10.18563/m3.2.2.e1

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D models described and figured in the following publication:  Hautier L., Gomes Rodrigues H., Billet G., Asher R.J., 2016. The hidden teeth of sloths: evolutionary vestiges and the development of a simplified dentition. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep27763 

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3D model related to the publication: An enigmatic aquatic snake from the Cenomanian of northern South America
Adriana Albino, Jorge Carrillo-Briceño and James Neenan
Keywords: Aquatic; Cretaceous; Snake; South America; vertebrae

doi: 10.18563/m3.2.2.e2

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D model described and figured in the following publication: Albino, A., Carrillo-Briceño, J. D. & Neenan, J. M. 2016. An enigmatic aquatic snake from the Cenomanian of northern South America. PeerJ 4:e2027 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2027 

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3D models related to the publication: Prenatal growth stages show the development of the ruminant bony labyrinth and petrosal bone.
Loïc Costeur and Bastien Mennecart
Keywords: bony labyrinth; foetus; ossification timing; phylogeny; Ruminantia

doi: 10.18563/m3.2.2.e3

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Costeur L., Mennecart B., Müller B., Schulz G., 2016. Prenatal growth stages show the development of the ruminant bony labyrinth and petrosal bone. Journal of Anatomy. https://doi.org/10.1111/joa.12549 

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3D data and models related to the publication: An updated description of the osteology of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri (Testudines: Testudinidae) with special focus on intraspecific variation.
Anna-Katharina Mautner , Ashley E. Latimer, Uwe Fritz and Torsten M. Scheyer
Keywords: brain endocast; chelonian shell; micro computed tomography; morphology; variability

doi: 10.18563/m3.2.2.e4

  Abstract

    The present publication contains the µCT dataset and the 3D models analyzed in the following publication: Mautner, A.-K., A. E. Latimer, U. Fritz, and T. M. Scheyer. An updated description of the osteology of the pancake tortoise Malacochersus tornieri (Testudines: Testudinidae) with special focus on intraspecific variation. Journal of Morphology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.20640 

  Specimens

    Malacochersus tornieri ZM 100.102 View specimen

    M3#129_ZM 100.102

    Virtual brain and inner ear endocast of Malacochersus tornieri (ZM 100.102; Zoological Museum of The University of Zurich). This virtual model is accompanied by the 3D dataset. Blue, endocranium; red, blood vessels; purple, semicircular canals; yellow, cranial nerves.

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.129  




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    M3#130_ZM 100.102

    3D dataset of skull of Malacochersus tornieri (ZM 100.102)

    Type: "3D_CT"

    doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.130  




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