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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Rosybill Pochard Netta peposaca (MCZ 342988)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Anseriformes - Anatidae - Netta - Netta peposaca
Species Description
The Rosy-Billed Pochard is a common waterfowl found in south central South America, specifically Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. Its species name is derived from a Guarani word for “showy wings”, referring to the white stripe on the wing that is only visible when the wings are outstretched. Although they are classified as diving ducks, Rosy-Billed Pochards behave more like dabbling ducks, getting most of their food (seeds, roots and aquatic vegetation) from the surface of the freshwater lakes and ponds in which they live. The male Rosy-Billed Pochard is clearly recognizable by its bright red bill; females possess slate gray bills.
Specimen Information
Species Netta peposaca (Rosybill Pochard)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 342988
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 481002
Number of Data Polygons 240503
Date Scanned July 18, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Jaclyn Vignati

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Other Netta peposaca (Rosybill Pochard) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 342988 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 342988 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 342988 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 342988 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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