The Digital Morphology library is a dynamic archive of information on digital morphology and high-resolution X-ray computed tomography of biological and paleontological specimens. Browse through the site and see spectacular imagery and animations and details on the morphology of many representatives of the Earth's biota. The newest additions to the library can be found here, and the front-page stories feature specimens of special scientific or public interest.
Anytime you need help, look for this help icon. Clicking on it should open a popup window with relevent help topics for the page you are viewing.
A list of our media descriptions is provided below. Anytime you are on a specimen page and want to quickly look up the media descriptions, look for the graphics displayed below. Clicking on them will open popup windows with the media descriptions.
- UTCT inspeCTor: the UTCT inspeCTor is a java applet created to allow the user to interactively view the scan data along all three orthogonal axes, while a marker on the specimen indicates which slice you are currently viewing. Data sets that have been labeled will include the labeled slices as well as the unlabeled slices along with a label key. The applet also includes a zoom feature, a measuring tool, and a whiteboard to which measurements can be posted. For more detailed help regarding the UTCT inspeCTor, you can click on the questionmark button within the applet, or go straight to the applet help.
- Movies: All movies are served in QuickTime format, and you must have the QuickTime player to view them - www.quicktime.com. Our movies include flipbook animations of the scans along all three orthogonal axes, volume rendered rotations, and occasionally volume rendered cutaways of the specimens.
- STL files: STL files, available for select specimens, are a format of a 3D mesh. These files can be downloaded, and even printed on a 3D printer or rapid prototyper.
- Firefox and Internet Explorer are the recommended browsers for viewing DigiMorph. As of version 42, Google Chrome will no longer support Java or QuickTime. If you are running a previous version of Chrome, click here to learn how to enable Java (NPAPI) plugins. OSX users can view DigiMorph using Safari but will not be able to use the inspeCTor.
- To view the movies on this site, you must have the QuickTime player. It can be downloaded free at www.quicktime.com.