X-ray microtomography images of trabecular bone from the femoral head and condyle of 18 avian, 72 mammalian and one crocodilian species.

<div>This is the complete set of X-ray microtomography images used for inter-species trabecular scaling analysis in Doube et al. (2011).</div><div><br></div><div>Images were produced by scanning whole femoral heads and condyles, or 1 cm cubes cut from femoral heads and condyles, on an X-tek HMX 225 (Tring, UK), with a maximum pixel spacing of 15 µm. MD and JRH collected the specimens; MD cut the cubes; MMK did the imaging with assistance from Richie Abel of NHM London. Full details are included in the paper.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Images are spatially-calibrated 16-bit tiff stacks that will open readily in ImageJ. They have been compressed with bzip2, so will require decompression prior to loading in image processing software.</div><div><br></div><div>If you use these data, please cite both this dataset (as required by the CC BY licence) and Doube et al. (2011):</div><div><br></div><div><div> <div>Doube M, Kłosowski MM, Wiktorowicz-Conroy AM, Hutchinson JR, Shefelbine SJ. 2011 Trabecular bone scales allometrically in mammals and birds. <i>Proc. R. Soc. B</i> <b>278</b>, 3067–3073. (doi:<a href="https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2011.0069">10.1098/rspb.2011.0069</a>) </div> </div></div><div><br></div><div>Between the original study and archiving this set, a small number of images were lost. We have recreated the inner cubes by cropping from the original DICOM data following the study protocol, for:</div><div><br></div><div>IC deer1 <i>Cervus elaphus</i> red deer, head, condyle</div><div>UMZC 429p <i>Geococcyx californianus</i> roadrunner head, condyle</div><div>UMZC h15052 <i>Tragulus ravus</i> lesser mouse deer, head, condyle</div><div>RVC kent_cheetah <i>Acinonyx jubatus</i> cheetah, head, condyle</div><div>RVC Przewalski's horse, <i>Equus caballus przewalskii</i> head, condyle</div><div><br></div><div>File naming follows a convention of:</div><div>Institution_accessionID_Genus_species_headORcondyle.tif.bz2<br></div>