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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Laysan Albatross Diomedea immutabilis (MCZ 343050)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae - Diomedea - Diomedea immutabilis
Species Description
The Laysan Albatross is a near threatened species ranging across the North Pacific. In the Hawaiian Islands, this bird is the second most common sea bird measuring 32 inches in length and having a wing span of 77-80 inches. Breeding occurs on two main islands: Laysan and Midway. Their diet consists of cephalopods, fish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. The Laysan Albatross can be identified by its pink bill with a dark tip, white head and underparts and black smudging around the eye. This species has an intricate courtship ritual during which the birds decide who will be their life long mate. Though mainly a quiet bird, if you hear a “moo”-ing sound nearby- don’t be fooled, it is not a cow; it is the Laysan Albatross! Laysan Albatross Dance
Specimen Information
Species Diomedea immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343050
Location Midway Island
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 686607
Number of Data Polygons 343364
Date Scanned June 29, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Ariana Masi

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Other Diomedea immutabilis (Laysan Albatross) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343050 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 343050 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 343050 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 343050 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343050 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
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