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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Ostrich Struthio camelus (MCZ 341626)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Palaeognathae - Struthioniformes - Struthionidae - Struthio - Struthio camelus
Species Description
The ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a large, flightless bird that is native to Africa. It is the largest living bird in the world and lays the largest egg of any extant bird. The ostrich can run upwards to forty-five miles per hour on the land and some males can grow up to nine feet tall. The male ostrich uses its wings to perform a mating dance with which he fights for a harem of up to seven ostrich hens. The male ostrich can weigh over three hundred pounds and can defend itself in many ways. Two of its defense mechanisms consist of hiding itself low to the ground, or using a powerful kick if cornered by predators.
Specimen Information
Species Struthio camelus (Ostrich)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 341626
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 75095
Number of Data Polygons 37600
Date Scanned June 24, 2010
Scan Technician Tiffany Medwid
Edited By Maggie Johnson

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