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Chirodipterus sp.Fossil, Fossil Lungfish
DigiMorph Staff - The University of Texas at Austin
Chirodipterus sp.
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Western Australia Museum (WAM 1.11.01)

Image processing: Dr. Julian Humphries
Image processing: Dr. Amy Balanoff
Publication Date: 20 Jan 2004

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About the Species

This specimen, preserved within a calcareous nodule, was collected from the Devonian age Gogo Formation in Australia. The tooth plates are visible in white on the ventral surface of the specimen. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning courtesy of the Western Australia Museum. Funding for scanning and 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

This specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 29 April 2002 along the coronal axis for a total of 189 1024x1024 pixel slices. Each slice is 0.5 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.4 mm (for a slice overlap of 0.1 mm) and a field of reconstruction of 94 mm.

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Literature

Kemp, A. 2000. Chirodipterus potteri, a new Devonian lungfish from New South Wales, Australia: and the ontogeny of chirodipterid tooth plates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20:665-674.

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Information about the geology of the Gogo Formation (University of Bristol).

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None available.

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To cite this page: DigiMorph Staff, 2004, "Chirodipterus sp." (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed December 20, 2014 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Chirodipterus_sp/.

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