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Volume 08, issue 01
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MorphoMuseuM, also referred to as M3, is a peer reviewed, online journal that publishes 3D models of vertebrates, including models of type specimens, anatomy atlases, reconstruction of deformed or damaged specimens, and 3D datasets (see https://doi.org/10.1017/scs.2017.14 for details).
M3 comes along with a free software, MorphoDig, 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: Sperm whales (Physeteroidea) from the Pisco Formation, Peru, and their trophic role as fat-sources for Late Miocene sharks
Aldo Benites-Palomino, Jorge Velez-Juarbe, Ali Altamirano-Sierra, Alberto Collareta, Jorge D. Carrillo-Briceño and Mario Urbina
Published online: 2022-06-29

Keywords: bite marks; cetaceans; predation; sharks; sperm whales

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.171

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Benites-Palomino A., Velez-Juarbe J., Altamirano-Sierra A., Collareta A., Carrillo-Briceño J., and Urbina M. 2022. Sperm whales (Physeteroidea) from the Pisco Formation, Peru, and their Trophic role as fat-sources for Late Miocene sharks.
      

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3D models related to the publication: Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes
 
Pascal Abel, Yannick Pommery, David P. Ford, Daisuke Koyabu and Ingmar Werneburg
Published online: 2022-05-28

Keywords: Captorhinidae; Cranial Osteology; Eureptilia; Reptilia; Sauropsida

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.167

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in: Abel P., Pommery Y., Ford D. P., Koyabu D., Werneburg I. 2022. Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.841784
      

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3D models related to the publication: Hide and seek shark teeth in Random Forests: Machine learning applied to Scyliorhinus canicula
Fidji Berio, Yann Bayle, Sylvie Agret, Daniel Baum, Nicolas Goudemand and Mélanie Debiais-Thibaud
Published online: 2022-05-24

Keywords: geometric morphometrics; machine learning; Scyliorhinus canicula; sharks; tooth morphology

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.164

  Abstract

    The present dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Berio, F., Bayle, Y., Baum, D., Goudemand, N., and Debiais-Thibaud, M. 2022. Hide and seek shark teeth in Random Forests: Machine learning applied to Scyliorhinus canicula. It contains the head surfaces of 56 North Atlantic and Mediterranean small-spotted catsharks Scyliorhinus canicula, from which tooth surfaces were further extracted to perform geometric morphometrics and machine learning. 

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3D model related to the publication: A new gigantic carnivore (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the late middle Miocene of France
Bastien Mennecart, Jérémy Tissier, Jean-François Lesport, Antoine Heitz and Floréal Solé
Published online: 2022-05-10

Keywords: bear dog; mandible; surface scan; T. cazanavei; Tartarocyon

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.163

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D model analyzed in Solé F., Lesport J.-F., Heitz A., and Mennecart B. minor revision. A new gigantic carnivore (Carnivora, Amphicyonidae) from the late middle Miocene of France. PeerJ.
      

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3D models related to the publication: Description of the first cranium and endocranial structures of Stenoplesictis minor (Mammalia, Carnivora), an early aeluroid from the Oligocene of the Quercy Phosphorites (southwestern France)
Camille Grohé, Jérôme Surault, Axelle Gardin and Louis D. Bonis
Published online: 2022-05-08

Keywords: Aeluroidea; bony labyrinth; brain endocast; stapes; Stenoplesictoid

doi: 10.18563/m3.166

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D models described and figured in the following publication: Bonis, L. de, Grohé, C., Surault, J., Gardin, A. 2022. Description of the first cranium and endocranial structures of Stenoplesictis minor (Mammalia, Carnivora), an early aeluroid from the Oligocene of the Quercy Phosphorites (southwestern France). Historical Biology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2022.2045980 

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3D model related to the publication: A new cynodont from the Upper Triassic Los Colorados Formation (Argentina, South America) reveals a novel paleobiogeographic context for mammalian ancestors
Leandro C. Gaetano, Fernando Abdala, Federico D. Seoane, Aureliano Tartaglione, Michael Schulz, Alejandro Otero, Juan M. Leardi, Cecilia Apaldetti, Veronica Krapovickas and Eugenio Steinbach
Published online: 2022-04-25

Keywords: Cynodontia; Late Triassic; paleobiogeography; phylogeny; Probainognathia

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.165

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D model analyzed in Gaetano, L. C., Abdala, F., Seoane, F. D., Tartaglione, A., Schulz, M., Otero, A., Leardi, J. M., Apaldetti, C., Krapovickas, V., and Steinbach, E. 2021. A new cynodont from the Upper Triassic Los Colorados Formation (Argentina, South America) reveals a novel paleobiogeographic context for mammalian ancestors. Scientific Reports. 

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3D models related to the publication: First records of extinct kentriodontid and squalodelphinid dolphins from the Upper Marine Molasse (Burdigalian age) of Switzerland and a reappraisal of the Swiss cetacean fauna.
Gabriel Aguirre-Fernández, Jürg Jost and Sarah Hilfiker
Published online: 2022-04-19

Keywords: bony labyrinth; Inner ear; Kentriodontidae; Physeteridae; Squalodelphinidae

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.159

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    This contribution contains the 3D models described and figured in the following publication: Aguirre-Fernández G, Jost J, and Hilfiker S. 2022. First records of extinct kentriodontid and squalodelphinid dolphins from the Upper Marine Molasse (Burdigalian age) of Switzerland and a reappraisal of the Swiss cetacean fauna. 

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Current Issue

  3D datasets
3D models related to the publication: New remains of Nalamaeryx (Tragulidae, Mammalia) from the Ladakh Himalaya and their phylogenetical and palaeoenvironmental implications
Wasim A. Wazir, Bastien Mennecart, Ramesh K. Sehgal, Navin Kumar, Piyush Uniyal, Rajeev Patnaik and Rohit Kumar
Published online: 2022-01-03

Keywords: Ladakh Himalaya; Mandibles; Nalameryx; Oligocene; ruminant

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.142

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Mennecart B., Wazir W.A., Sehgal R.K., Patnaik R., Singh N.P., Kumar N, and Nanda A.C. 2021. New remains of Nalamaeryx (Tragulidae, Mammalia) from the Ladakh Himalaya and their phylogenetical and palaeoenvironmental implications. Historical Biology. https://doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2021.2014479
      

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3D model related to the publication: Morphology and distribution of scales, dermal ossifications, and other non-feather integumentary structures in non-avialan theropod dinosaurs
Christophe Hendrickx, Phil Bell, Michael Pittman, Andrew R. C. Milner, Elena . Cuesta, Jingmai . O’Connor, Mark . Loewen, Philip J. Currie, Octávio . Mateus, Thomas G. Kaye and Rafael . Delcourt
Published online: 2022-01-10

Keywords: Allosauridae; basement scales; Integument; juvenile; non-avian Theropoda

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.162

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D model of the skin of Allosaurus described in Hendrickx, C. et al. in press. Morphology and distribution of scales, dermal ossifications, and other non-feather integumentary structures in non-avialan theropod dinosaurs. Biological Reviews. 

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    Allosaurus jimmadseni UMNH VP C481 View specimen

    M3#902_UMNH VP C481

    The material consists of a 3D reconstruction of the counterpart of a 30 cm2 patch of skin impression associated with the anterior dorsal ribs/pectoral region of the specimen of Allosaurus jimmadseni UMNH VP C481. The skin shows a semi-uniform basement of 1-2 mm diameter pebbles with a smaller number of slightly larger (up to 3 mm) ovoid scales. The irregular shape, distribution, and overall small size of these larger scales suggest that they are not classifiable as feature scales but rather as variations in the basement scales.

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.902  




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3D models related to the publication: Deciphering the morphological variation and its ontogenetic dynamics in the Late Devonian conodont Icriodus alternatus
Catherine Girard, Anne-Lise Charruault, Thomas Gluck, Carlo Corradini and Sabrina Renaud
Published online: 2022-02-08

Keywords: Conodonts; geometric morphometrics; Late Devonian; ontogenetic trajectory

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.161

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D models of a set of Famennian conodont elements belonging to the species Icriodus alternatus analyzed in the following publication: Girard et al. 2022: Deciphering the morphological variation and its ontogenetic dynamics in the Late Devonian conodont Icriodus alternatus

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MorphoDig last news

MorphoDig 1.6.5

New features in MorphoDig 1.6.5 ( https://morphomuseum.com/downloadMorphoDig ):

  • flag landmarks can now be mirrored (bug correction)
  • display is now correct for screens having more than 1920*1080 pixels
  • volume rendering now works on a larger number of computers
  • VTK 9.1 is now used
  • QT 5.15.2 is used