Skeletal preparations database

Genus
Species
Sex
Locality
Alouatta
Aotus
Ateles
Brachyteles
Cacajao
Callicebus
Callimico
Callithrix
Cebuella
Cebus
Cercocebus
Cercopithecus
Colobus
Erythrocebus
Galago
Gorilla
Hylobates
Lagothrix
Lemur
Leontopithecus
Lyonogale
Macaca
Mandrillus
Nycticebus
Pan
Papio
Perodicticus
Pithecia
Pongo
Presbytis
Saguinus
Saimiri
Simias
Tarsius
Tupaia
Varecia
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The data in each specimen can be retrieved using the scientific name
at the genus, species and subspecies levels, sex and locality.

PREFACE

Since 1967, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University has collected the skull and skeleton specimens of mammals including various primates, and the specimens numbered about 7500 in 2007. Unfortunately useful database has not been available for researchers of primatology, mammalogy, zoology and morphology, although we started to construct the information database in 1995 when the digitalized database software was generalized. In this year we open the specimen database of all skull and skeleton specimens of the primates to all users in the website of Primate Research Institute.

March 2007
Study Material Committee
Primate Research Institute
Kyoto University



The supply of the DICOM files of the chimpanzee skulls stored in Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University

We have a plan to establish the database system supplying the DICOM-formatted files of various skull specimens. At first in 2007, we open the DICOM files of the 10 skulls of the chimpanzee stored in Primate Research Institute.

Transfer to Digital Morphology Museam

The skulls were cut by CT scanner (Aquilion 16, Toshiba Medical Systems, Tokyo, Japan: Animal Medical Center, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan) from the rostral to the caudal planes in parallel at 0.5 mm thickness to make the DICOM files including the whole morphological data of each specimen. The DICOM files are installed to the server of Primate Research Institute, and the users can be freely download the files to apply them for various applications of 3-dimensional analyzes, CAD and CG, etc.

We hope that the files will be useful for many morphologists, zoologists, designers and computer scientists to develop the new concept of the morphology.

May 2007

Hideki Endo: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Hiroshi Koie: Department of Veterinary Internal Medicine, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan

Takeo Sakai: Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Kanagawa, Japan