Aves 3D: A new online resource for avian skeletal anatomy

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Claessens LP, Edwards SV, Martinez R, Krzyzak M, Eckardt M, Leslie G, Marcucci M, Neabore S, Vrcek I, Moss S, et al. Aves 3D: A new online resource for avian skeletal anatomy. Integrative and Comparative Biology [Internet]. 2009;49 :E213-E213.
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CLAESSENS, L.P.*; EDWARDS, S.V.; MARTINEZ, R.; KRZYZAK,
M.; ECKARDT, M.; LESLIE, G.; MARCUCCI, M.; NEABORE, S.; VRCEK, I.;
MOSS, S.; GRASSI, K.; College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA;
Aves 3D: A new online resource for avian skeletal anatomy
Here we report the launch of a new National Science Foundation funded
online resource for avian skeletal anatomy, www.Aves3D.org, which will offer
three-dimensional models of a wide selection of skeletal elements of extant
and extinct birds. The Aves 3D database is produced through non-contact
laser scanning of skeletal material from, amongst others, the Harvard
Museum of Comparative Zoology and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural
History. Database growth is fueled by undergraduate student research
projects, which involve a variety of functional and phylogenetic studies
supervised by both affiliated and external post-graduate students and
researchers. The online database will also serve as a digital archive for the
collections of contributing museums and allows for rapid global dissemination
of 3D digital data on common as well as rare and potentially fragile
specimens, in a format ready for a wide range of two and three-dimensional
computational analyses. The size of the database is currently limited, and
opportunities exist for initiating new student-based projects that will

contribute to database growth

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