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Monachus tropicalisFossil, Caribbean Monk Seal
Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh - University of California, Los Angeles
Monachus tropicalis
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National Museum of Natural History (USNM 100358)

Image processing: Ms. Satomi Ishihama
Publication Date: 28 Jan 2011


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About the Species

This specimen, a male, was collected in the Triangle Keys, Yucatan, Mexico. It was made available to the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh of the University of California Los Angeles. Funding for scanning was provided by Dr. Van Valkenburgh and by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 20 July 2009 along the horizontal axis for a total of 535 slices. Each 1024x1024 pixel slice is 0.25 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.25 mm and a field of reconstruction of 282 mm.

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Monachus tropicalis page on the Animal Diversity Web (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)

M. tropicalis page on Wikipedia

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To cite this page: Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh, 2011, "Monachus tropicalis" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 26, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Monachus_tropicalis/male/.

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