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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Western Rockhopper Penguin Eudyptes crestatus (MCZ 346428)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae - Eudyptes - Eudyptes crestatus
Species Description
The Western Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes crestatus) is native to the subantarctic waters off the coast of South America and at the edges of the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is the smallest species of penguins in its genus and grows to two feet long and weighs between five and seven pounds. Rockhopper penguins, instead of sliding on their bellies like other penguins, hop over rocks and crests to travel, and that is where they get their common name. Rockhoppers lay 2 eggs during the breeding season, but only one egg is incubated and supported. Rockhoppers are very popular birds and attract a lot of attention from zoo tourists. Many tourists travel to the Rockhopper breeding grounds to observe their behavior.
Specimen Information
Species Eudyptes crestatus (Western Rockhopper Penguin)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346428
Location Australia, Vic., Portland Between Swan Lake and Cape Bridgewater, Discovery Bay
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 746996
Number of Data Polygons 373577
Date Scanned June 30, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Ariana Masi

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Other Eudyptes crestatus (Western Rockhopper Penguin) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346428 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346428 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346428 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346428 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 346428 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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