Micro-CT tiffstack of the Cambrian arthropod fossil Ercaicunia multinodosa YKLP 16201 from Chengjiang biota

Published: 24 November 2018| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4z2mm3ncyh.1
Dayou Zhai,
Javier Ortega-Hernández,
Joanna Wolfe,
Hou Xianguang,
Cao Chunjie,
Yu Liu


These are the original morphological data resulted from X-ray micro-computed tomographical analysis of a delicately preserved arthropod fossil (specimen number: YKLP 16201) from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota. The related manuscript will be published in Current Biology. The specimen is housed in Yunnan Key Laboratory for Palaeobiology, Yunnan University, PRC.


Steps to reproduce

The two slabs (part and counterpart) of the specimen were scanned with a Zeiss Xradia 520 Versa at high resolution (pixel size = 4.9 micro-meters), resulting in a series of tiff images, which can be processed with 3D visualization softwares to creat 3D models.


Arthropoda, Computed Tomography, Fossil Record, Morphology