The Rabosky and Davis Rabosky labs at the University of Michigan are generating high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scans for all of the world’s snakes – and will make these data publicly available for use by the research community, with no restrictions. This idea is motivated by our love of snake diversity and by similar projects for other groups of organisms, especially the #ScanAllFish project led by Adam Summers (University of Washington) and the Blackburn Lab amphibian and reptile digitization project (University of Florida). We are also a collaborating institution on a recently-funded NSF initiative to CT scan a huge fraction of vertebrate diversity and to make these data available as a digital morphology resource for everyone.

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