Darwin's Fossil Mammals

3D scans of fossil mammal specimens collected by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle. The initial upload will be of all surviving specimens of Toxodon and Megatherium collected by Charles Darwin.

Scanning, documentation and conservation of the specimens has been possible due to the generous support of The Hartnett Conservation Trust, The Leche Trust, The Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust and an anonymous donor. Scanning was done by Kate Burton using the Faro Edge laser scanner and the scans were processed using Geomagic Wrap software. Specimen and context data was provided by Pip Brewer and Adrian Lister. For access to high resolution scans of these specimens please contact Pip Brewer.

This is a pilot project and the aim is to eventually provide 3D scan data on all surviving fossil mammal specimens collected by Charles Darwin on the Voyage of the Beagle as well as to conserve and fully document all of the specimens.

Our project page is http://www.nhm.ac.uk/darwinsfossils

Data and Resources

Cite this as

Pip Brewer, Kate Burton, Adrian Lister (2018). Dataset: Darwin's Fossil Mammals. Natural History Museum Data Portal (data.nhm.ac.uk). https://doi.org/10.5519/0086786

Retrieved: 08:39 15 Dec 2018 (GMT)

Additional Info

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Author(s) Pip Brewer, Kate Burton, Adrian Lister
Affiliation Natural History Museum
Contributors Pip Brewer Kate Burton Adrian Lister
Dataset category Collections
Last updated November 12, 2018
Last resource update November 22, 2018 (Megatherium americanum - skull fragment with teeth)
Created April 2, 2018
License Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)