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Volume 07, issue 04
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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: 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

  Abstract

    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: 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

  Abstract

    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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  Anatomy atlas
Brain damage: the endocranial cast of Mixtotherium cuspidatum (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the Victor Brun Museum (Montauban, France)
Maëva Orliac, Hugo Bouaziz and Romain Weppe
Published online: 2021-11-25

Keywords: artiodactyl; Late Eocene; Quercy

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.158

  Abstract

    Our knowledge of the external brain morphology of the late Eocene artiodactyl ungulate Mixtotherium, relies on a plaster model realized on a specimen from the Victor Brun Museum in Montauban (France) and described by Dechaseaux (1973). Here, based on micro CT-scan data, we virtually reconstruct the 3D cast of the empty cavity of the partial cranium MA PHQ 716 from the Victor Brun Museum and compare it to the plaster model illustrated and described by Dechaseaux (1973). Indeed, the specimen from which the original plaster endocast originates was not identified by Dechaseaux by a specimen number. We confirm here that the studied specimen was indeed the one described and illustrated by Dechaseaux (1973). We also reconstruct a second, more detailed, model providing additional morphological and quantitative observations made available by micro CT scan investigation such as precisions on the neopallium folding and endocranial volumes.
      

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  3D datasets
3D models related to the publication: Phylogenetic implications of the systematic reassessment of Xenacanthiformes and ‘Ctenacanthiformes’ (Chondrichthyes) neurocrania from the Carboniferous-Permian Autun Basin (France)
Vincent Luccisano, Mizuki Rambert-Natsuaki, Gilles Cuny, Romain Amiot, Jean-Marc Pouillon and Alan Pradel
Published online: 2021-10-20

Keywords: Carboniferous; neurocranium; Permian; Xenacanthiformes; ‘Ctenacanthiformes’

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.155

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models of Carboniferous-Permian chondrichthyan neurocrania analyzed in “Phylogenetic implications of the systematic reassessment of Xenacanthiformes and ‘Ctenacanthiformes’ (Chondrichthyes) neurocrania from the Carboniferous-Permian Autun Basin (France)”. 

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3D models related to the publication: Postcranial morphology of the extinct rodent Neoepiblema (Rodentia: Chinchilloidea): insights into the paleobiology of neoepiblemids
Leonardo Kerber, Adriana M. Candela, José D. Ferreira, Flávio A. Pretto, Jamile Bubadué and Francisco R. Negri
Published online: 2021-10-20

Keywords: Chinchilloidea; functional morphology; Giant rodents; Neogene; Solimões Formation.

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.140

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D models of postcranial bones (humerus, ulna, innominate, femur, tibia, astragalus, navicular, and metatarsal III) described and figured in the following publication: “Postcranial morphology of the extinct rodent Neoepiblema (Rodentia: Chinchilloidea): insights into the paleobiology of neoepiblemids”. 

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3D models related to the publication: New middle Eocene proboscidean from Togo illuminates the early evolution of the elephantiform-like dental pattern.
Lionel Hautier, Rodolphe Tabuce, Koffi E. Kassegne, Yawovi Z. Amoudji, Mickaël Mourlam, Maëva Orliac, Frédéric Quillévéré, Anne-Lise Charruault, Ampah K. Johnson and Guillaume Guinot
Published online: 2021-11-17

Keywords: Comparative anatomy; Middle Eocene; Molar; Proboscidea; Togo

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.145

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D models described and figured in the following publication: Hautier L, Tabuce R, Kassegne KE, Amoudji YZ, Mourlam M, Orliac M, Quillévéré F, Charruault A-L, Johnson AKC, Guinot G. 2021. New middle Eocene proboscidean from Togo illuminates the early evolution of the elephantiform-like dental pattern. 

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3D models related to the publication: The neuroanatomy of Zulmasuchus querejazus (Crocodylomorpha, Sebecidae) and its implications for the paleoecology of sebecosuchians
Yohan Pochat-Cottilloux, Jeremy Martin, Stéphane Jouve, Gwendal . Perrichon, Jérôme . Adrien, Céline Salaviale, Christian de Muizon, Ricardo Cespedes and Romain Amiot
Published online: 2021-11-26

Keywords: Bolivia; Crocodylomorpha; paleoneuroanatomy; Sebecidae; Zulmasuchus

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.148

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Pochat-Cottilloux Y., Martin J.E., Jouve S., Perrichon G., Adrien J., Salaviale C., de Muizon C., Cespedes R. & Amiot R. (2021). The neuroanatomy of Zulmasuchus querejazus (Crocodylomorpha, Sebecidae) and its implications for the paleoecology of sebecosuchians. The Anatomical Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/ar.24826 

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MorphoDig last news

MorphoDig 1.6.4

MorphoDig 1.6.4  ( https://morphomuseum.com/downloadMorphoDig ) fixes a few minor bugs relative with landmark and semi-landmark digitization