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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Red-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon rubricauda (YPM 110024)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Phaethontiformes - Phaethontidae - Phaethon - Phaethon rubricauda
Species Description
Red-tailed Tropicbirds (Phaethon rubricauda) are distinguished by their very long red-tail feathers which stand out from their generally white plumage. They are small, tern-like birds and spend most of their time at sea, only coming ashore to breed. While they are relatively rare they are widely distributed in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Red-tailed Tropicbirds dive into the ocean to feed on fish and squid.
Specimen Information
Species Phaethon rubricauda (Red-tailed Tropicbird)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 110024
Location Hawaiian Islands: Kure Island
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 64274
Number of Data Polygons 32137
Date Scanned June 02, 2010
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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Other Phaethon rubricauda (Red-tailed Tropicbird) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 110024 Furcula (Wishbone)
YPM 110024 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 110024 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 110024 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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