A revision of tetrapod footprints from the late Carboniferous of the West Midlands, UK

Dataset

Description

This dataset contains data supporting the manuscript 'A revision of tetrapod footprints from the late Carboniferous of the West Midlands, UK', currently in review at PeerJ. The zip folder contains 17 subfolders, each corresponding to a sandstone slab from Hamstead, Birmingham, West Midlands examined in the study. Subfolders are labelled with the slab numbers using the system of RAW and BIRUG numbers described in the manuscript. Within each subfolder there are several distinct file types:

Photogrammetric models, as a "model.ply" file and a "model.jpg" texture file. The models can be opened using free software such as Meshlab, and the .ply and .jpg files need to be in the same folder for the textured model to open correctly.
One or more photographs labelled as "details.jpg". These photographs show the specimen labels associated with each of the slabs. Note that taxonomic IDs used on these historical specimen labels may differ from those used in the manuscript.
Two files created using CloudCompare 2.7 that show the surfaces of the slabs as digital 3D reliefs with coloured contour intervals ("topology.jpg"), and also reliefs with steep gradients brightly highlighted ("gradient.jpg").
Date made available2016
PublisherZenodo

Researchers

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