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Zalophus californianus, California Sea Lion
Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh - University of California, Los Angeles
Zalophus californianus
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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA 252)

Image processing: Mr. Kevin Chovanec
Publication Date: 11 Jul 2006

male | female


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About the Species

This specimen, a male, was collected from San Nicholas Island, California. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning courtesy of Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles. Funding for scanning and image processing 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. The California sea lion is one of several carnivorans included in ongoing research of respiratory turbinates by Dr. Van Valkenburgh.

Dorsal view of specimen

Lateral view of specimen

Ventral view of specimen

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 9 May 2006 along the coronal axis for a total of 587 1024x1024 pixel slices. Each slice is 0.5 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.5 mm and a field of reconstruction of 207 mm.

About the

Zalophus californianus page on the Animal Diversity Web (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)

Z. californianus page by the NOAA National Marine Mammal Laboratory

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Zalophus californianus

To cite this page: Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh, 2006, "Zalophus californianus" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed October 6, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Zalophus_californianus/male/.

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