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Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone) of the Herring Gull Larus argentatus (MCZ 342479)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Laridae - Larus - Larus argentatus
Species Description
The Herring Gull is the most abundant gull in the northern hemisphere, breeding across North America, western Europe and north Asia. It is an opportunistic omnivore, hunting for echinoderms and crustaceans by surface and plunge diving (though it cannot dive deeply because of its natural buoyancy); it has been known to drop shellfish onto hard surfaces to break open the shells. However, though it will actively capture prey, refuse comprises a large part of the Herring Gull’s diet, and high instances of kleptoparasitism occur within communities (and between the Herring Gull and other birds). The Herring Gull is a common visitor to inland garbage dumps and has adapted to urban life; although it is generally migratory, the range of food sources provided by human activity allows some populations to remain resident. The Herring Gull is highly social, and a loose hierarchy – defined by size, strength and aggressiveness – exists within groups.
Specimen Information
Species Larus argentatus (Herring Gull)
Element Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 342479
Sex Male
Location Mass., Essex Co., Manchester
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 27848
Number of Data Polygons 13908
Date Scanned June 22, 2011
Scan Technician Jennifer Leavitt
Edited By Ariana Masi
 
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Other Larus argentatus (Herring Gull) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 341728 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 341728 Cranium (Skull)
MCZ 341728 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 341728 Articulated Cranium and Mandible (Attached Skull and Jaw)
MCZ 341728 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 341728 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 341728 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 341728 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 342479 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 342479 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 342479 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 342479 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 342479 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 342479 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 342479 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 342479 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 342479 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 342479 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 342479 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
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