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Snail in AmberFossil, Fossil Snail
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Snail in Amber
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American Museum of Natural History (M-3509)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 27 May 2008


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About the Species

This specimen is preserved in Dominican amber, Miocene age, Dominican Republic. 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 18 July 2000 along its long axis for a total of 331 slices. Each slice is 0.046 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.046 mm and a field of reconstruction of 8 mm.

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Dominican Amber page by Christine Lipkin on the Fossil Lagerstätten website (University of Bristol)

A New Look at Dominican Amber from The Amber Lady

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To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2008, "Snail in Amber" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 23, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/amber_snail/.

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