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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the African Darter Anhinga rufa (YPM 103994)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Pelecaniformes - Anhingidae - Anhinga - Anhinga rufa
Species Description
The African Darter (also known as the Snakebird) is found in Sub-Saharan Africa and is native to both fresh and salt water habitats. The African Darter's feathers are not waterproof like many other birds', and this causes the bird to become weighed down. The African Darter's diving capabilities are much enhanced by this feature. The African Darter reaches maturity at two years of age and can live for up to nine years.
Specimen Information
Species Anhinga rufa (African Darter)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 103994
Sex Male
Location Kenya: Rift Valley Prov., Lake Naivasha
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 1926200
Number of Data Polygons 963122
Date Scanned June 03, 2010
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Ariana Masi

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Other Anhinga rufa (African Darter) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 103994 Furcula (Wishbone)
YPM 103994 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 103994 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 103994 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 103994 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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