Sample 3D Models

As proof of concept, below are several sample 3D models of various organisms.  Over the coming year, as we travel to zoos, and various field locations, we will provide more models, and also more features, such as downloading, scale bars, and more!  The models posted are reduced in size to allow posting - if you would like to access the full-resolution models, or wish to know more about the specimens (sizes, etc) please contact us.

Please note that we NOW ALLOW downloads of all 3D Models - however, before doing so, the user should be aware that all uses should be for non-profit, creative and/or educational use, and that copyright belongs to UMASS Amherst.  Any commercial use should be discussed with our team (email Duncan Irschick at irschick@bio.umass.edu) - To download models, you will have to visit our Digital Life Sketchfab site (https://sketchfab.com/irschick, which can be accessed by clicking on the Digital Life Symbol at the upper left of each model. 



Model 4- Emperor Scorpion

The emperor scorpion (Pandinus imperator) is one of the largest scorpions in the world. Widely kept as pets, this West African species occurs in rainforest and savanna habitats.


Model 9- Blacktip Shark

The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a mid-sized, highly active piscivore, found worldwide in warmer coastal waters. Some regions, it is a game fish due to their willingness to fight when hooked.


Model 7- Gehyra Gecko

Commonly known as the mutilated gecko for its ability to shed skin when grabbed, Gehyra vorax is a highly arboreal species that occupies large trees native to Southeast Asia.


Model 1- Heliconia Flower

Heliconia represent a genus of flowering plants widely distributed in tropical regions of the Americas and also on islands in the Pacific.  


Model 2- Birch Fungus

This is one of the most common bracket fungi.  This fungus grows on birch trees and occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.


Model 5- Oak Gall

Oak gall, such as caused by the bacteria Agrobacterium tumefasciens cause large and notable swellings of tree tissue.


Model 12- Tokay Gecko

The Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko) is one of the largest living gecko species.  Known for its powerful bite, and its willingness to defend itself, the bright colors of this species make it a popular pet.


Model 8- Moorish Gecko

The Moorish gecko (Tarentola mauritanica) occurs widely in a range of xeric habitats in the Mediterranean and Northern Africa.  This species has invaded a number of different areas and is commonly kept as a pet.


Model 13- One-Lined Gecko

The one-lined gecko (Gekko vittatus) is a highly arboreal species that can be found high in trees in its native Southeast Asian habitats.  One of the most distinctive features of this species are its large toepads, which it uses to climb.


Model 14- Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) is a flightless insect that lives among the forest floor.  Its characteristic hissing sound is used in mating rituals and during rival male fights. 


Model 3- Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion

The Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion (Hadrurus arizonesis) is the largest scorpion in North America. It's large size allows it easily to feed on other scorpions. 


Model 37- Heermann's Gull Egg

The Heermann's egg (Larus Heermanni) is a threatened species, mostly found in the coastal regions of United States, Mexico, southwestern British Columbia and Gulf of California. 


Model 43- Giant Day Gecko

The giant day gecko (Phelsuma grandis) is typically found in Madagascar and can grow to a length of 30 centimeters. This species is named for both its large size and diurnal activity.

Model 32- Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman

Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) is a small crocodilian from northern and central South America in the alligator family.  It lives in riverine forests and near lakes


Model 30- Prairie Falcon Egg

The Prairie Falcon (Falcon mexicanus) is a medium- large sized falcon found in western North America. The females tend to be bigger than the males. 


Model 27- European Golden Plover Egg

The European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) is large compared to other golden plovers and has longer legs. It has regular wing beats with flight actions rapid and powerful. 


Model 42- Golden Gecko

The golden gecko (Gekko badenii) is native to Vietnam and is named for its gold and yellow scales. This species feeds on insects and fruit, and hydrates through rainwater found on leaves.

Model 31- Timber Rattlesnake

Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a species of venomous pit viper endemic which is most populous in the northeastern United States. Their fangs are long enough to penetrate through clothing.


Model 28- Pine Siskin Egg

The Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) is a migratory bird in the finch family. These small birds are found in North America.


Model 38- Pumpkinseed Fish 

The pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus) is a North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family and they can grow from about 4 inches to 11 inches. They are invasive species in Europe and are able to outcompete native fishes.