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Aves - Neognathae - Ciconiiformes - Ardeidae - Tigrisoma - Tigrisoma lineatum

Sternum (Breast Bone) of a Tigrisoma lineatum (Rufescent Tiger-heron)


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Species Description
The Rufescent Tiger Heron is a swamp dweller found throughout Central and South America. It wades along riverbanks in areas near dense undergrowth, hunting for fish by standing still and waiting for prey to come close before lunging forward and capturing the fish with its long, sharp bill. The Rufescent Tiger Heron is identifiable by its chestnut-colored head, neck and chest, with white stripes running along the chest.
Skeletal Elements Available

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)

Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
External Links
Animal Diversity Web
Encyclopedia of Life
Wikipedia Rufescent Tiger-heron Page

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