Olinguito, Colombia (USNM 598996)

USNM 598996

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

This specimen, USNM 598996 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=10204247), is a male Olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) from Colombia. This individual measured 745 mm in total length, with a tail length of 400 mm, a hind tarsus length of 80 mm, and an ear notch length of 34 mm. The flash model of this Olinguito cranium is scaled to 150% in order to fit inside the viewer.

For more information please visit the following article (http://www.pensoft.net/journals/zookeys/article/5827/taxonomic-revision-of-the-olingos-bassaricyon-with-description-of-a-new-species-the-olinguito)

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 598996. 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.