This specimen is the skull and mandible of an adult hyaena of unknown sex. It was collected by Tom Larson in Kamanjab, Kaokoveld, Outjo District, Namibia on 23 October 1947. 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 Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 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. This hyaena is one of several carnivorans included in ongoing research of respiratory turbinates by Dr. Van Valkenburgh.
About this Specimen
This specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 19 April 2006 along the horizontal axis for a total of 520 1024x1024 pixel slices. Each slice is 0.35 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.3 mm (for a slice overlap of 0.05 mm) and a field of reconstruction of 280.0 mm.