Alt. Name: Ring-tailed cat
Location: American Museum of Natural History
Specimen ID: AMNH 135964
This is a scan of Bassariscus astutus, model number AMNH 135964. This model was constructed via the following: skull was CT-scanned, compiled, cleaned in Mimics, smoothed in Geomagic Studio 12, and then completed in Strand7 for biomechanical simulations using finite element analysis. Darker areas on the skull indicate muscle attachment areas for muscles involved in biting mechanics.