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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 models related to the publication: Sacral co-ossification in dinosaurs: the oldest record of fused sacral vertebrae in Dinosauria and the diversity of sacral co-ossification patterns in the group
Débora Moro, Leonardo Kerber, Rodrigo T. Müller and Flávio A. Pretto
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doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.132

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models of the sacral vertebrae analyzed in “Sacral co-ossification in dinosaurs: The oldest record of fused sacral vertebrae in Dinosauria and the diversity of sacral co-ossification patterns in the group”.
      

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3D models related to the publication: Interacting with the inaccessible: utilization of multimedia-based visual contents of Japan’s National Monument, the Taniwhasaurus mikasaensis (Mosasauridae) holotype for educational workshops at Mikasa City Museum
Kumiko Matsui and Tomoki Karasawa
Keywords: Mosasauridae; Photogrammetry-based 3D data; surface scanner; Taniwhasaurus; Tylosaurinae

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.106

  Abstract

    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D model used in in the following publication: Interacting with the inaccessible: utilization of multimedia-based visual contents of Japan’s National Monument, the Taniwhasaurus mikasaensis (Mosasauridae) holotype for educational workshops at Mikasa City Museum. 

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3D model related to the publication: three-dimensional and histological observations on male genital organs of greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum.
Joon H. Sohn, Junpei Kimura and Daisuke Koyabu
Keywords: convergence; evolution; homology; reproductive organ; Yinpterochiroptera

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.113

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    The present Dataset contains the 3D model of the male genital organs of greater horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum. This is the first detailed 3D structure of the soft-tissue genital organs of bats. The 3D model was generated using microCT and techniques of virtual reconstruction. 

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3D models related to the publication: A new prozostrodontian cynodont (Eucynodontia, Probainognathia) from the Upper Triassic of southern Brazil
Micheli Stefanello, Leonardo Kerber, Agustin Martinelli and Sérgio Dias-da-Silva
Keywords: Late Triassic; lower jaw; micro-CT; Prozostrodontia

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.120

  Abstract

    This contribution contains the 3D model(s) described and figured in the following publication: The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models and CT-Scan slices of the lower jaws and teeth analyzed in “A new prozostrodontian cynodont (Eucynodontia, Probainognathia) from the Upper Triassic of southern Brazil”. https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2020.1782415 

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3D models related to the publication: A new traversodontid cynodont with a peculiar postcanine dentition from the Middle/Late Triassic of Namibia and dental evolution in basal gomphodonts.
Christophe Hendrickx, Leandro C. Gaetano, Jonah N. Choiniere, Helke Mocke and Fernando Abdala
Keywords: Cynodontia; Gomphodontia; postcanine; teeth; Traversodontidae

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.123

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models analyzed in Hendrickx, C., Gaetano, L. C., Choiniere, J., Mocke, H. and Abdala, F. in press. A new traversodontid cynodont with a peculiar postcanine dentition from the Middle/Late Triassic of Namibia and dental evolution in basal gomphodonts. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology

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  3D datasets
3D models related to the publication: Early Oligocene chinchilloid caviomorphs from Puerto Rico and the initial rodent colonization of the West Indies
Laurent Marivaux, Jorge Vélez-Juarbe and Pierre-Olivier Antoine
Keywords: Caribbean islands; Caviomorpha; Paleobiogeography; Paleogene; Rodentia

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.127

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    This contribution contains the 3D models of the fossil teeth of two chinchilloid caviomorph rodents (Borikenomys praecursor and Chinchilloidea gen. et sp. indet.) discovered from lower Oligocene deposits of Puerto Rico, San Sebastian Formation (locality LACM Loc. 8060). These fossils were described and figured in the following publication: Marivaux et al. (2020), Early Oligocene chinchilloid caviomorphs from Puerto Rico and the initial rodent colonization of the West Indies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.2806 

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    Borikenomys praecursor LACM 162447 View specimen

    M3#638_LACM 162447

    Right lower m3. This isolated tooth was scanned with a resolution of 6 µm using a μ-CT-scanning station EasyTom 150 / Rx Solutions (Montpellier RIO Imaging, ISE-M, Montpellier, France). AVIZO 7.1 (Visualization Sciences Group) software was used for visualization, segmentation, and 3D rendering. The specimen was prepared within a “labelfield” module of AVIZO, using the segmentation threshold selection tool.

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.638  




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    Borikenomys praecursor LACM 162446 View specimen

    M3#639_LACM 162446

    Fragment of lower molar (most of the mesial part). This isolated broken tooth was scanned with a resolution of 6 µm using a μ-CT-scanning station EasyTom 150 / Rx Solutions (Montpellier RIO Imaging, ISE-M, Montpellier, France). AVIZO 7.1 (Visualization Sciences Group) software was used for visualization, segmentation, and 3D rendering. The specimen was prepared within a “labelfield” module of AVIZO, using the segmentation threshold selection tool.

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.639  




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    indet indet LACM 162448 View specimen

    M3#640_LACM 162448

    Fragment of either an upper tooth (mesial laminae) or a lower tooth (distal laminae). The specimen was scanned with a resolution of 6 µm using a μ-CT-scanning station EasyTom 150 / Rx Solutions (Montpellier RIO Imaging, ISE-M, Montpellier, France). AVIZO 7.1 (Visualization Sciences Group) software was used for visualization, segmentation, and 3D rendering. This fragment of tooth was prepared within a “labelfield” module of AVIZO, using the segmentation threshold selection tool.

    Type: "3D_surfaces"

    3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.640  




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3D models related to the publication: Virtual brain endocast of Antifer (Mammalia: Cervidae), an extinct large cervid from South America
Emmanuelle Fontoura, José D. Ferreira, Jamile Bubadué, Ana M. Ribeiro and Leonardo Kerber
Keywords: Antifer ensenadensis; brain endocast; Cervidae; late Pleistocene

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.121

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models of the brain endocast analyzed in “Virtual brain endocast of Antifer (Mammalia: Cervidae), an extinct large cervid from South America”. 

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3D model related to the publication: A new species of the large-headed coastal marine turtle Solnhofia (Testudinata, Thalassochelydia) from the Late Jurassic of NW Switzerland
Jérémy Anquetin and Christian Püntener
Keywords: cranium; Late Jurassic; Solnhofia; Thalassochelydia

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.118

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    This contribution contains the 3D surface model of the holotype cranium of the Late Jurassic thalassochelydian turtle Solnhofia brachyrhyncha described and figured in the publication of Anquetin and Püntener (2020). 

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3D models related to the publication: “Comparative masticatory myology in anteaters and its implications for interpreting morphological convergence in myrmecophagous placentals”
Sérgio Ferreira-Cardoso, Pierre-Henri Fabre, Benoît de Thoisy, Frédéric Delsuc and Lionel Hautier
Keywords: anteaters; comparative anatomy; convergence; masticatory apparatus; myology; myrmecophagy

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.114

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    The present 3D Dataset contains the 3D models described in “Comparative masticatory myology in anteaters and its implications for interpreting morphological convergence in myrmecophagous placentals”. 

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MorphoDig 1.5.3

MorphoDig 1.5.3 corrects a bug that occured when saving projects via the "CTRL + S" keyboard shortcuts.
https://morphomuseum.com/downloadMorphoDig