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Bear Cuscus, Indonesia (USNM 359792)
The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many marsupials in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 359792 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7317931), is a female bear cuscus (Ailurops furvus) from Indonesia. This individual was collected in 1969 by G. S. Jones near Malino on Celebes Island.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 359792. 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.