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Praying MantidFossil, Fossil Praying Mantid
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Praying Mantid
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American Museum of Natural History (uncatalogued)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 06 Mar 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 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 on 23 October 2002 along its long axis for a total of 432 slices. Each slice is 0.0429 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0429 mm and a field of reconstruction of 20 mm.

About the


Praying mantid page from the Center for Insect Science Education Outreach (University of Arizona)

Praying mantid page on the Earth-Life Web

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

About Fossil Insects from Meganeura, the palaeoentomological newsletter

& Links

None available.


To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2008, "Praying Mantid" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 26, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Praying_mantid/.

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