Surface model for right side of the skeleton of Parasaurolophus sp. (Hadrosauridae: Dinosauria)

2013-10-22T10:48:45Z (GMT) by Andrew Farke
<p><strong>Description:</strong> This dataset includes a 3D surface model for the right side of the skeleton from RAM 14000, a hadrosaurid dinosaur referred to <em>Parasaurolophus</em> sp.</p> <p><strong>Taxon:</strong> <em>Parasaurolophus</em> sp. (Lambeosaurinae: Hadrosauridae: Ornithischia: Dinosauria)</p> <p><strong>Specimen:</strong> RAM 14000, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, California, USA. This catalog number comprises the articulated skull and skeleton of a single individual.</p> <p><strong>Locality and Horizon:</strong> 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.</p> <p><strong>File Information:</strong> The original point cloud was reconstructed using photogrammetry, between April 30 and May 2, 2013. Photos at 4000x3000 pixel resolution were acquired with a Nikon CoolPix L22 digital camera, and were resized to 2000x1500 pixels. Ten separate reconstructions were generated, for the ventral, central, and caudal portions of the rib cage (utilizing 15, 24, and 24 photos, respectively), femur (16 photos), tibia and fibula (29 photos), pes (27 photos), pelvic region (21 photos), skull (17 photos), tail (24 photos), and dorsal view of the skeletal block (18 photos). Data were processed using BundlerTools, which in turn uses Bundler 0.4, CMVS, and PMVS2. The resulting raw point cloud was processed further in MeshLab 1.3.0, in which a surface mesh was produced using a Poisson surface reconstruction algorithm (Octree Depth=12, Solver Divide=12, 5 samples per node, Surface Offsetting=1). The mesh was scaled by comparison with measurements of the original specimen (1 unit on the model equals 1 mm), and data were exported in PLY file format. This single ZIP archive contains one file with an original size of 47.6 Mb, compressed to 19.5 Mb.</p> <p><strong>Additional Information:</strong> 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>Publication Citation:</strong> Farke, A. A., D. J. Chok, A. Herrero, B. Scolieri, and S. Werning. 2013. Ontogeny in the tube-crested dinosaur <em>Parasaurolophus</em> (Hadrosauridae) and heterochrony in hadrosaurids. <em>PeerJ</em> 1:e182.</p>