D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum 3D

Scanning specimens in 3D

About the Project

In 2016 we began a project in collaboration with the University's Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification to digitise specimens from the D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. Smaller specimens were scanned using a Nikon XT H 225ST micro CT scanner, while larger specimens were captured using hand-held structured light scanners (Artec Eva and Artec Space Spider).  The resulting 3D models are hosted online via Sketchfab and are available for viewing and downloading worldwide under a creative commons licence.

Click on any of the images below to be taken to a page containing the 3D model and information about the specimen.

African Forest Elephant scan thumbnail‌     Bat Skull‌     ‌Blaschka Glass Model of a Polychaete Larva
‌‌     Brown Bear Skull

Chimpanzee Skull image     Dungong skull     Emperor Penguin     Galapagos Giant Tortoise

Hippopotamus Skull     Indri Lemur Skull     Long beaked common Dolphin Skull image‌     Muskox Skull

Nautilus Shell     Paca Skull     Pencil Urchin     Penguin Skull image

Prairie Dog image     Puffer Fish     Rhinoceros Beetle image     Rhinoceros Skull image

Sea Lion Skull image‌    Sea Otter Skull image     Thylacine Skull image     Walrus Skull image

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