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May 31, 2024

CT scan of a small gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)

A computed tomography scan of a small gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), or fish-eating crocodile. This is one of over 15,000 digitized scans created for the openVertabrate (oVert) project, a six-year collaboration among 18 institutions to create 3D reconstructions of vertebrate specimens and make them freely available online.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DBI 1700908, DBI 1701402, DBI 1701516, DBI 1701665, DBI 1701713, DBI 1701714, DBI 1701737, DBI 1701769, DBI 1701797, DBI 1701870, DBI 1701932, DBI 1701943, DBI 1702143, DBI 1702263, DBI 1702421, DBI 1702442, DBI 1802491, DBI 1902105, DBI 1902242, DBI 2001435, DBI 2001443, DBI 2001474, DBI 2001652, DBI 2101909 and RCN 2226185.]

Learn more in the Florida Museum of Natural History news story Scientists CT scanned thousands of natural history specimens, which you can access for free. Or visit the oVert website. (Date of image: Uknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: May 31, 2024)

Credit: Jaimi Gray, Florida Museum of Natural History

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