Surface model for pedal phalanges of Parasaurolophus sp. (Hadrosauridae: Dinosauria)

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Farke, Andrew (2013): Surface model for pedal phalanges of Parasaurolophus sp. (Hadrosauridae: Dinosauria). figshare.
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Description: This dataset includes 3D surface models for right pedal phalanges (III-2 and III-3) from RAM 14000, a hadrosaurid dinosaur referred to Parasaurolophus sp.

Taxon: Parasaurolophus sp. (Lambeosaurinae: Hadrosauridae: Ornithischia: Dinosauria)

Specimen: RAM 14000, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, California, USA. This catalog number comprises the articulated skull and skeleton of a single individual.

Locality and Horizon: Locality RAM V200921, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Garfield County, Utah, USA; upper part of middle unit of the Kaiparowits Formation (late Campanian, Cretaceous). Detailed locality data are on file at the RAM and are available to qualified investigators upon request.

File Information: The original point cloud was captured using a NextEngine 3D color laser scanner (NextEngine, Inc., Santa Monica, California), in September 2013. A total of 16 individual scans (2 sets of 8 divisions each, with 45 degree rotation of the specimen between scans) were acquired at a resolution of 6,200 points/cm^2. The individual scans were stitched together in ScanStudio HD Pro 1.3.2 (NextEngine, Inc., Santa Monica, California) and fused into a single watertight mesh (0.000254 cm tolerance, 10 pixel texture blending, 0.5 resolution ratio). The resulting mesh had 82.072 points and 127,256 triangles, and is scaled so that 1 unit equals 1 mm. Data were exported in PLY, OBJ, and STL formats, with a total size of 25.3 Mb; these files were compressed into a single ZIP archive, at 8.57 Mb.

Additional Information: RAM 14000 was collected under United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Paleontological Resources Use Permit (surface collection permit UT06-001S and excavation permit UT10-006E-Gs). The specimen is accessioned into the permanent collection of the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology (RAM), Claremont, California, USA.

The Alf Museum kindly requests that any publications resulting from these data acknowledge the museum and cite this dataset as well as the original Farke et al. publication, and that a link to or copy of any resulting publications be forwarded to the museum director and/or curator.

Publication Citation: Farke, A. A., D. J. Chok, A. Herrero, B. Scolieri, and S. Werning. 2013. Ontogeny in the tube-crested dinosaur Parasaurolophus (Hadrosauridae) and heterochrony in hadrosaurids. PeerJ 1:e182.



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