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Ursus americanus, American Black Bear
Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh - University of California, Los Angeles
Ursus americanus
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National Museum of Natural History (USNM 227070)

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


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About the Species

This specimen, a male, was collected by W.M. Manson in 1917 at Lillooet, Bridge River, British Columbia, Canada. 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 17 June 2009 along the horizontal axis for a total of 475 slices. Each 1024x1024 pixel slice is 0.325 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.325 mm and a field of reconstruction of 300 mm.

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Ursus americanus page on Wikipedia

U. americanus page by Texas Parks and Wildlife

U. americanus page by the National Museum of Natural History

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To cite this page: Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh, 2011, "Ursus americanus" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 30, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Ursus_americanus/male/.

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