Colugo, Thailand (USNM 253412)

USNM 253412

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

This specimen, USNM 253412 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7288093), is a female Sunda flying lemur (Galeopterus variegatus) from Thailand. This specimen was collected in 1928 by H. M. Smith near Ban Kiriwong in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.

This is a CT scan of the skull of USNM 253412. 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 of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.