Digimorph, An NSF Digital Library at UT Austin, Texas
help
DigiMorph
Browse the Library by:
 Scientific Names
 Common Names
 What's New ?
 What's Popular?
Learn More
Overview Pages
A Production of

Mystacina tuberculata, New Zealand Short-tailed Bat
Dr. Nancy Simmons - American Museum of Natural History
Mystacina tuberculata
Click for help
skull
Click for more information

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH 173919)

Image processing: Ms. Megan Demarest
Publication Date: 11 Nov 2003

Views: head only | whole specimen | wrist

ITIS TNS Google MSN

Mystacina tubecrulata, the New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat, is the only extant member of the family Mystacinidae. It is found only in New Zealand. It hunts both in the air and on the ground, and is adept at quadrupedal locomotion. Perhaps as a result, the hind limbs are more robust than in most other bats.

About the Species

This whole preserved specimen (AMNH 173919) was made available to the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Nancy Simmons of the American Museum of Natural History. Funding for scanning was provided by a National Science Foundation grant (DEB-9873663) to Dr. Simmons, and funding for scanning and image processing was provided by a National Science Foundation Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.

Dorsal view of specimen

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 11 March 2003 along the coronal axis for a total of 188 slices, each slice 0.0158 mm thick with an interslice spacing of 0.0158 mm.

About the
Scan

Links

Mystacina tuberculata on Animal Diversity Web (The University of Michigan)

Bat Conservation International

Literature
& Links

None available.

Additional
Imagery

To cite this page: Dr. Nancy Simmons, 2003, "Mystacina tuberculata" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed October 31, 2014 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Mystacina_tuberculata/wrist/.

©2002 - UTCT/DigiMorph Funding by NSF
Hits=7597. Comments to info@digimorph.org