|The digital archives are collections of systematically organized still images of East African ungulates dentitions. They were captured using a standard digital camera and basic light setup. A database-driven image cataloguing and publishing software, known as Visual Catalogues (VC) www.visualcatalogs.com, was used for organizing the image into taxonomic hierarchies and subordinate keywords. The searchable feature of the program allows retrieving images using detailed or loose keyword based descriptions. Hierarchical organization of the database follows the general structure outlined below:
Organization of some data may not necessarily follow this same order. Although most taxa of ungulates are represented by all age and gender groups, the few species that are not very well represented at the Smithsonian vertebrate collection and/or deemed to lack noticeable morphological differences between age and gender groups may not follow all steps of hierarchical organization in the order referred above.