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CockroachFossil, Fossil Cockroach
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
Cockroach
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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) in Ceara Crato, Brazil by Axelrod. 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 and Richard Ketcham on 13 August 1999 along its long axis for a total of 240 slices. Each slice is 0.034 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.034 mm and a field of reconstruction of 14.5 mm.

About the
Scan

Links

The Cockroach Home Page by Dr. Joseph Kunkel (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Online cockroach dissection with video, performed by Dr. Richard Fell (Virginia Tech)

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, "Cockroach" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed December 19, 2014 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/cockroach/.

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