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A 3D geometric morphometric dataset quantifying skeletal variation in birds
Alexander Bjarnason and Roger Benson
Keywords: birds; geometric morphometrics; macroevolution; morphology; skeleton

doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.125

Cite this article: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. A 3D geometric morphometric dataset quantifying skeletal variation in birds. MorphoMuseuM 7:e125. doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.125

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Abstract

Macroevolution is integral to understanding the patterns of the diversification of life. As the life sciences increasingly use big data approaches, large multivariate datasets are required to test fundamental macroevolutionary hypotheses. In vertebrate evolution, large datasets have been created to quantify morphological variation, largely focusing on particular areas of the skeleton. We provide a landmarking protocol to quantify morphological variation in skeletal elements across the head, trunk, hindlimb and forelimb using 3-dimensional landmarks and semilandmarks, and present a large pan-skeletal database of bird morphology for 149 taxa across avian phylogeny using CT scan data. This large collection of 3D models and geometric morphometric data is open access and can be used in the future for new research, teaching and outreach. The 3D models and CT scans of the 149 specimens related to this project can be downloaded at MorphoSource (https://www.morphosource.org/projects/00000C420

Specimens and 3D Data

Menura novaehollandiae FMNH 336751 View specimen

M3#562_FMNH 336751

3D model of the mandible of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.562

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3D model of the right coracoid of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.563

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#563_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.563

 




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M3#564_FMNH 336751

3D model of the right scapula of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.564

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#564_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.564

 




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M3#561_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left carpometacarpus of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandia (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.561

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M3#565_FMNH 336751

3D model of the right tarsometatarsus of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.565

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#565_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.565

 




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M3#566_FMNH 336751

3D model of the sternum of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.566

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#566_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.566

 




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M3#567_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left femur of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.567

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#567_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.567

 




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M3#568_FMNH 336751

3D model of the skull of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.568

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#568_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.568

 




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M3#569_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left humerus of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.569

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#569_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.569

 




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M3#570_FMNH 336751

3D model of the synsacrum of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae.

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.570

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M3#571_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left radius of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.571

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#571_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.571

 




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M3#572_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left tibiotarsus of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.572

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#572_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.572

 




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M3#573_FMNH 336751

3D model of the left ulna of the superb lyrebird, Menura novaehollandiae (displayed as a mirror image in the 3DHOP viewer).

Type: "3D_surfaces"

3D view: doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.573

Data citation: Bjarnason A., Benson R., 2021. M3#573_FMNH 336751. doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.573

 




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