KSD-VP-1/1: Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography

Timothy Michael Ryan, Simone Sukhdeo

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Abstract

The KSD-VP-1/1 partial Australopithecus afarensis skeleton from Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia, provides an excellent opportunity to reconstruct various aspects of the paleobiology of Australopithecus. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan data were collected from each skeletal element. Three-dimensional reconstructions were used to visualize and quantify internal and external anatomical structures. The skeleton was heavily mineralized and preservation of the internal bone structures, such as the endosteal borders of diaphyseal cortical bone and the trabecular structure of the epiphyses was generally poor. The three-dimensional HRCT data also permitted the reconstruction of the pelvic girdle and the fragmented distal femur using rigid transformations of isosurface reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
PublisherSpringer
Pages39-62
Number of pages24
Edition9789401774277
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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NameVertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Number9789401774277
ISSN (Print)1877-9077

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computed tomography
skeleton
tomography
bones
epiphyses
bone
femur
Ethiopia
paleobiology
analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Palaeontology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Ryan, T. M., & Sukhdeo, S. (2016). KSD-VP-1/1: Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography. In Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology (9789401774277 ed., pp. 39-62). (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology; No. 9789401774277). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7429-1_4
Ryan, Timothy Michael ; Sukhdeo, Simone. / KSD-VP-1/1 : Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. 9789401774277. ed. Springer, 2016. pp. 39-62 (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology; 9789401774277).
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Ryan TM, Sukhdeo S. KSD-VP-1/1: Analysis of the Postcranial Skeleton Using High-Resolution Computed Tomography. In Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. 9789401774277 ed. Springer. 2016. p. 39-62. (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology; 9789401774277). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-7429-1_4