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  • Writer's pictureFrederic Delsuc

Sérgio is back from US trip visiting museums in New York and Washington DC

Sérgio spent a month and a half in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York and the National Museum of Natural History (USNM) in Washington DC to collect geometric morphometric data on ant-eating mammals and closely related species. During this visit, 3D landmarks were placed with a Microscribe on a total of 323 specimens accounting for 29 taxa. Anteaters (Vermilingua) were the focus group with 161 specimens collected. The remaining landmarked specimens are distributed as follows: Pholidota (82), Carnivora (38), Tubulidentata (21), Cingulata (19), Folivora (5). Thanks to Eleanor Hoeger and Sara Ketelson (Mammalogy, AMNH), and Darrin Lunde, Paula Bohaska, and John Ososky (Division of Mammals, USNM) for hosting Sérgio in their respective institutions.

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