DAN SYKES / NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAN SYKES / NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Tent Tortoise (Psammobates tentorius), micro-CT scan. This is the type specimen for this species. Types are the original example against which all descriptions are compared. Types are therefore both scientifically valuable and in demand from researchers wishing to study them. Micro-CT creates a virtual surrogate that can easily be shared. This image was acquired using X-ray micro-Computed Tomography (also known as micro-CT). A micro-CT scanner projects a beam of X-rays through the sample onto a detector panel. Images are collected over a 360Â° rotation and these are then reconstructed to form a virtual 3D model of the specimen. This virtual object that can be viewed from all angles and sliced open or digitally dissected. Image by Dan Sykes.
Model release not required. Property release not required.