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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata (YPM 109939)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Cerylidae - Megaceryle - Megaceryle torquata
Species Description
The Ringed Kingfisher is a large species of Kingfisher distributed from the southernmost tip of South America to southern Texas. It is a noisy and territorial bird that does not migrate. The Ringed Kingfishers are distinguished by their bright red breast feathers and the white collars around their necks. They have bluish grey feathers on their backs. Females have a band of bluish feathers across the chest and an additional stripe of white feathers above the red belly. Kingfishers perch in trees over bodies of water from which they dive headfirst to catch fish below the surface. They build their nests in tunnels they excavate in the sides of riverbanks.
Specimen Information
Species Megaceryle torquata (Ringed Kingfisher)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 109939
Sex Male
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 685137
Number of Data Polygons 1370054
Date Scanned May 10, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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Other Megaceryle torquata (Ringed Kingfisher) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 109939 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 109939 Furcula (Wishbone)
YPM 109939 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 109939 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 109939 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 109939 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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