Micro-CT and surface mesh of bird eggshells
Microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) data) used to generate 3D surface models to quantify egg shape in four Australian bird species (four clutches per sp.): the grey shrike-thrush Colluricincla harmonica, red-browed finch Neochmia temporalis, spiny-cheeked honeyeater Acanthagenys rufogularis and superb fairy-wren Malurus cyaneus.
This dataset contains micro-CT scans of 55 bird eggshells and their corresponding surface mesh in DICOM and PLY format, respectively. The READ ME.txt file in the DICOM folder contains all parameters used for scanning and image reconstruction of each DICOM.
Scanning was completed at the Australian National Wildlife Collection, Canberra using a compact desktop micro-CT scanner (SkyScan 1174, Bruker micro-CT, Kontich, Belgium). For further details on the methodology, please refer to Attard et al. (In review) A new, three-dimensional geometric morphometric approach to assess egg shape. PeerJ.