Sulawesi Babirusa, Indonesia (USNM 218066)

USNM 218066

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

This specimen, USNM 218066 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7274532), is a male Sulawesi babirusa (Babyrousa celebensis) from Indonesia. This individual was collected in 1916 by H. C. Raven near Parigi on the island of Celebes.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 218066. 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.