Lawrence M. Witmer, PhD
Professor of Anatomy
Chang Professor of Paleontology

Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Life Science Building, Rm 123
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701 USA

Email: witmerL@ohio.edu

 

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Visible
Interactive
Bobcat

Common Language Summary
The Visible Interactive Bobcat.
This page presents our work on the 3D anatomical structure of the head and skull of the bobcat, Lynx rufus. Bobcats are among the few species of native wild cats in North America. The OHIO Bobcats are the official sports mascot for Ohio University, and although the species remains endangered in Ohio, its numbers are recovering. The featured specimen here (OUVC 9576) is the skull of a large, adult bobcat from Athens County, Ohio, supplied by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. It was a road kill victim, as evidenced by some skull fractures visible in the imagery. The resources on this page are outgrowths of our more technical work and are intended to serve as STEM educational aids for K-12 and undergraduate students, as well as for researchers. Work on this project was done by WitmerLab PhD student Donald Cerio. The skull was CT-scanned with a voxel size of 90 m at the OUCT facility. Segmentation of anatomical structures was done using Avizo; 3D PDFs were generated using Maya, Deep Exploration, and Adobe Acrobat; and movies were made using Avizo, QuickTime, and Adobe Premiere.  GO BOBCATS!!
 

Check out our other Visible Interactive Anatomy sites! 

Download the CT data of our Ohio Bobcat (OUVC 9576) in DICOM format: skull (1 GB zip) & mandible (422 MB zip)
Download a 3D printable file of our Ohio Bobcat (OUVC 9576) in STL format: skull and mandible (76 MB)

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Ohio Bobcat - skull - OUVC 9576 by WitmerLab at Ohio University on Sketchfab

3D PDFs

3D PDFs allow anyone with even the free Acrobat Reader to interactively manipulate the 3D models that we generate with powerful software like Avizo. The skull and individual bones can be spun around, isolated, made transparent, hidden, etc. The files can even be saved to your local computer. We provide each 3D PDF in different resolutions and files sizes to match your interest and the power of your computer. View our mini-tutorial.
NOTE: Bugs in many browsers prevent them from running 3D PDFs in a browser window, so please save it to your system and then launch it.
 

3D PDF of the skull of an adult bobcat (Lynx rufus: OUVC 9576) with each bone as a separate colored object. The right side and left side can each be turned on and off or made transparent. Unpaired bones (e.g., occipital) are assigned to the right side.
Download a 50 MB 3D PDF LARGEST
Download a 28 MB 3D PDF LARGE
Download a 15 MB 3D PDF MEDIUM
Download a 9.4 MB 3D PDF SMALL
Download a 5 MB 3D PDF SMALLEST
 

3D PDF of the skull of an adult bobcat (Lynx rufus: OUVC 9576) with soft tissues such as the brain endocast, inner ear labyrinth, and paranasal sinuses. The right side and left side can each be turned on and off or made transparent. Unpaired bones (e.g., occipital) are assigned to the right side.
Download a 61 MB 3D PDF LARGEST
Download a 33 MB 3D PDF LARGE
Download a 17 MB 3D PDF MEDIUM
Download a 9 MB 3D PDF SMALL
Download a 5 MB 3D PDF SMALLEST
 
 
Labeled skull animation. Animation of the skull of an adult bobcat (Lynx rufus: OUVC 9576), labeled to show the individual bones of the skull. Work on this project was done by WitmerLab PhD student Donald Cerio. The skull was CT-scanned with a voxel size of 90 m at the OUCT facility. Segmentation of anatomical structures was done using Avizo; 3D PDFs were generated using Maya, Deep Exploration, and Adobe Acrobat; and movies were made using Avizo, QuickTime, and Adobe Premiere.
Download a 46 MB QuickTime version (HD: 1920x1080)
Download a 22 MB QuickTime version (1280x720)
Download a 12 MB QuickTime version (853x480)
Download an 8MB QuickTime version (640x360)
 
 

Labeled animation of skull, brain endocast, and inner ear. Animation of the skull of an adult bobcat (Lynx rufus: OUVC 9576), labeled to show the endocast of the brain cavity, labyrinth of the inner ear, paranasal air sinuses, and other soft tissues.. Work on this project was done by WitmerLab PhD student Donald Cerio. The skull was CT-scanned with a voxel size of 90 m at the OUCT facility. Segmentation of anatomical structures was done using Avizo; 3D PDFs were generated using Maya, Deep Exploration, and Adobe Acrobat; and movies were made using Avizo, QuickTime, and Adobe Premiere.
Download a 45 MB QuickTime version (HD: 1920x1080)
Download a 23 MB QuickTime version (1280x720)
Download a 12 MB QuickTime version (853x480)
Download an 8 MB QuickTime version (640x360)

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Witmer is responsible for the content of the website. Content provided here is for educational and research purposes only, and may not be used for any commercial purpose without the permission of L. M. Witmer and other relevant parties.

This project was funded by grants from the National Science Foundation.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016