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PentatomoideaFossil, Fossil Shield Bug
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Pentatomoidea
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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH 'B')

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2008

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About the Species

This specimen was collected from the Santana Formation, Lower Cretaceous, Brazil. It was made available to the High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. David Grimaldi and Dr. Tam Nguyen of the American Museum of Natural History. Funding for image processing was provided 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 and Richard Ketcham on 20 July 2000 along its long axis for a total of 336 slices. Each slice is 0.0414 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0414 mm and a field of reconstruction of 8.5 mm.

About the
Scan

Links

Pentatomoidea page from the page of Keith Edkins

Pentatomoidea page from The Earthlife Web

Santana Formation page by Sally Haseman on the Fossil Lagerstätten website (University of Bristol)

About Fossil Insects from Meganeura, the palaeoentomological newsletter

Literature
& Links

None available.

Additional
Imagery

To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2008, "Pentatomoidea" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed October 24, 2014 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Pentatomoidea/.

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