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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of the Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja (YPM 102558)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Ciconiiformes - Threskiornithidae - Platalea ajaja
Species Description
The Roseate Spoonbill is the only pink species of spoonbill. Like Flamingos, the Roseate Spoonbill gets its color from the crustaceans it eats. Spoonbills have distinctive spatulate bills which they sweep from side to side in the water. When they touch a small fish, insect or crustacean the bill snaps shut and the prey is caught. Spoonbills will often hunt cooperatively, advancing in a line through the water. The Roseate Spoonbill is found in the South and Central America as well as the southern coast of the United States.
Specimen Information
Species Platalea ajaja (Roseate Spoonbill)
Element Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 102558
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 359811
Number of Data Polygons 719583
Date Scanned May 12, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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Other Platalea ajaja (Roseate Spoonbill) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 102558 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 102558 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 102558 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 102558 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 102558 Sternum (Breast Bone)
YPM 102558 Furcula (Wishbone)
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