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Hydrurga leptonyx, Leopard Seal
Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh - University of California, Los Angeles
Hydrurga leptonyx
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National Museum of Natural History (USNM 270326)

Image processing: Ms. Satomi Ishihama
Publication Date: 18 May 2011


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About the Species

This specimen, a male, was collected in Melchior Harbor, Antarctica. It was made available to the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh of the University of California Los Angeles. Funding for scanning 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.

About this Specimen

The specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 17 July 2009 along the horizontal axis for a total of 381 slices. Each 1024x1024 pixel slice is 1.0 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 1.0 mm and a field of reconstruction of 220 mm.

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Hydrurga leptonyx page on Wikipedia

H. leptonyx page on the Animal Diversity Web (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)

H. leptonyx page by the Seal Conservation Society

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To cite this page: Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh, 2011, "Hydrurga leptonyx" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 22, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Hydrurga_leptonyx/male/.

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