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Gorilla, Gabon (USNM 174713)
Gorillas are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many gorillas in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 174713 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7260904), is a male gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) from Gabon. It was collected by Richard Garner in 1905 near Lake Fernan Vaz. The Flash model of this gorilla cranium is scaled to 90% in order to fit inside the viewer.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 174713. 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.