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X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models

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Title: X-ray computed tomography library of shark anatomy and lower jaw surface models
Authors: Kamminga, P
De Bruin, PW
Geleijns, J
Brazeau, MD
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The cranial diversity of sharks reflects disparate biomechanical adaptations to feeding. In order to be able to investigate and better understand the ecomorphology of extant shark feeding systems, we created a x-ray computed tomography (CT) library of shark cranial anatomy with three-dimensional (3D) lower jaw reconstructions. This is used to examine and quantify lower jaw disparity in extant shark species in a separate study. The library is divided in a dataset comprised of medical CT scans of 122 sharks (Selachimorpha, Chondrichthyes) representing 73 extant species, including digitized morphology of entire shark specimens. This CT dataset and additional data provided by other researchers was used to reconstruct a second dataset containing 3D models of the left lower jaw for 153 individuals representing 94 extant shark species. These datasets form an extensive anatomical record of shark skeletal anatomy, necessary for comparative morphological, biomechanical, ecological and phylogenetic studies.
Issue Date: 11-Apr-2017
Date of Acceptance: 8-Mar-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/65124
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.47
ISSN: 2052-4463
Publisher: Nature Research (part of Springer Nature)
Journal / Book Title: Scientific Data
Volume: 4
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0. Metadata associated with this Data Descriptor is available at http://www.nature.com/sdata/ and is released under the CC0 waiver to maximize reuse.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Adaptation, Biological
Biological Evolution
Feeding Behavior
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Publication Status: Published
Open Access location: https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201747
Article Number: 170047
Online Publication Date: 2017-04-11
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Natural Sciences