Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Chang Professor of Paleontology

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Life Science Building, Rm 123
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701 USA

Phone: 740 593 9489
Fax: 740 593 2400
Email: witmerL@ohio.edu

 

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3D Visualizations

This page provides a growing resource of QuickTime movies and 3D PDFs arising from various WitmerLab publications. For help with the 3D PDFs, go to the bottom of the page. Original CT scan datasets are available for some specimens and can be downloaded from their Project pages.
Taxon Movies 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Majungasaurus
     • Sampson & Witmer 2007 article
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• Skull movies
• Braincase movies
• Endocast & inner ear movies

• Skull 3D PDFs
• Braincase 3D PDFs
• Endocast & inner ear 3D PDFs

Dinosauria: Theropoda: Tyrannosaurus
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Struthio camelus (ostrich)
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Casuarius sp. (late cassowary embryo)
     • Facebook
 
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Gallus gallus (16-day chicken embryo)
     • Facebook, YouTube
 
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Anas platyrhynchos (young duckling)
     • Facebook, YouTube
 
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Phoenicopterus ruber (Caribbean flamingo)
     • Holliday, Ridgely, Balanoff & Witmer 2006 article
     • Facebook, YouTube

 
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Bubo virginianus (great horned owl)
     • Facebook
coming soon
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Corvus brachyrhynchos (American crow)
     • Facebook
 
Dinosauria: Theropoda: Aves: Aplonis atrifusca (Samoan starling)
     • Facebook, YouTube
 
Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha: Camarasaurus coming soon coming soon
Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha: Diplodocus coming soon coming soon
Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha: Nigersaurus
     • Sereno, Wilson, Witmer et al. 2007 article

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Ceratopsia: Pachyrhinosaurus
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Ornithischia: Panoplosaurus
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Dinosauria: Ornithischia: Euoplocephalus
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Crocodyliformes: Crocodylus johnstoni coming soon coming soon
Crocodyliformes: Alligator mississippiensis (American alligator)
     • Visit the 3D Alligator
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
     • Original CT scan data available

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Mammalia: Ornithorhynchus anatinus (duck-billed platypus)
     • Facebook
 
Mammalia: Mus musculus (house mouse, domestic) coming soon coming soon
Mammalia: Oryctolagus cuniculus (European rabbit, domestic)
     • Facebook, YouTube
 
Mammalia: Homo sapiens (human)
     • Witmer & Ridgely 2008 article
      • Facebook, YouTube

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Mammalia: Odocoileus viginianus (white-tailed deer)
     • Facebook
 
Mammalia: Sus scrofa (domestic pig)
     • Facebook, YouTube (axial, horizontal, sagittal)
     • Visit the Virtual Pig Head site

• All movies

• All 3D PDFs
Mammalia: Archaeotherium mortoni (Oligocene entelodont)
    • Facebook, YouTube
 
Mammalia: Hyaenodon horridus (Oligocene creodont)
    • Facebook, YouTube
 
 

Acrobat 3D PDFs

View our mini-tutorial!

• These interactive visualizations are in PDF format and were generated from Adobe Acrobat 3D, which is a relatively new program that permits the use of interactive 3D content in the widely available and familiar PDF format.

• To use these files, you will need to have an updated version of Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free! It's worth the time to download the latest Reader, not just to access the new 3D capability but also simply to have the most current version of the Reader—it is, after at, the same Reader used for conventional PDFs, but now with interactive 3D functionality.

• Each 3D PDF is provided in three files sizes. Larger files provide more detail but take longer to download and require a more powerful computer. Smaller files are blockier but easier to manipulate.

• Clicking on the links below will launch the 3D PDF in its own window. If you don't have the most up-to-date Acrobat Reader or it's not set in your web browser as the default for opening PDFs, then you might get an error message. Check the mini-tutorial for help troubleshooting the problem.

 
note: Research in the Witmer lab does not involve experimentation on live animals.  Specimens of modern animals used in research are salvage specimens, obtained legally from commercial or governmental sources.
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Last updated: 01/25/2012