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Title: X-ray microtomography (XMT) of fossil brachiopod shell interiors for taxonomy
Authors: Błażejowski, Błażej
Binkowski, Marcin
Bitner, Maria Aleksandra
Gieszcz, Piotr
Keywords: brachiopod; shell; brachiopod species
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Vol. 56, iss. 2 (2011), s. 439-440
Abstract: The ability to see and understand the three-dimensional structure of an investigated object plays a key role in studying fossil remains. All living organisms are formed in three-dimensions, but unfortunately fossilization processes often reduce overall shape, making it difficult to gather information about real overall appearance, functionality, and inner structure. Here, using a specimen of the brachiopod Tere bratula terebratula we demonstrate a non-destructive technique for exploring the 3-D internal structure of fossil remains. The use of tomography allows the construction of a set of transverse serial sections in the manner used by brachiopod researchers for decades.
DOI: 10.4202/app.2010.0114
ISSN: 0567-7920
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