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ScorpionFossil, Fossil Thick-tailed Scorpion
Dr. David Grimaldi - American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History (uncatalogued)

Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 31 Oct 2007


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About the Species

This specimen is preserved in Dominican amber of Miocene age. 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 20 July 2000 along its long axis for a total of 255 slices. Each slice is 0.0558 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0558 mm and a field of reconstruction of 9.3 mm.

About the


Buthidae page on the Museums Online South Africa Biodiversity Explorer

Buthidae page from The Scorpion Files

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

About Fossil Insects from Meganeura, the palaeoentomological newsletter

A New Look at Dominican Amber from The Amber Lady

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To cite this page: Dr. David Grimaldi, 2007, "Scorpion" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed May 27, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Scorpion/.

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