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3D models related to the publication: A 50-million-year-old, three-dimensionally preserved bat skull supports an early origin for modern echolocation
Jacob Maugoust and Maëva J. Orliac
Published online: 19/10/2023

Keywords: Bony labyrinth; Chiroptera; Cranium; Eocene; Paleontology

Cite this article: Jacob Maugoust and Maëva J. Orliac, 2023. 3D models related to the publication: A 50-million-year-old, three-dimensionally preserved bat skull supports an early origin for modern echolocation. MorphoMuseuM e217. doi: 10.18563/journal.m3.217

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The present 3D Dataset contains 3D models of the cranium surface and of the bony labyrinth endocast of the stem bat Vielasia sigei. They are used by (Hand et al., 2023) to explore the phylogenetic position of this species, to infer its laryngeal echolocating capabilities, and to eventually discuss chiropteran evolution before the crown clade diversification. 

Specimens and 3D Data

Vielasia sigei UM VIE-250 View specimen


External surface of the cranium

Type: "3D_surfaces"

doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1269   state:in_press

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Virtual endocast of the right bony labyrinth

Type: "3D_surfaces"

doi: 10.18563/m3.sf.1270   state:in_press

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