Bear Cuscus, Indonesia (USNM 219472)

USNM 219472

The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many marsupials in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 219472 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7275094), is a female bear cuscus (Ailurops furvus) from Indonesia. This individual was collected by H. C. Raven near Rano Rano on Celebes Island.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 219472. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections available in 3D for education and research.