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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Northern Gannet Morus bassanus (MCZ 347043)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Pelecaniformes - Sulidae - Morus - Morus bassanus
Species Description
The Northern Gannet is the largest member of the gannet family, and one of the largest seabirds of the North Atlantic. Also known as the Spectacled Goose, it is recognizable by a ring of bluish skin around the eyes. The Northern Gannet breeds across the North Atlantic, with the largest single colony (known as a gannetry) in Quebec and most of the population found around Great Britain. This opportunistic hunter captures fish (and rarely, squid) by plunging into the ocean from great heights, reaching speeds of up to 100 kph and diving to depths of 3-5m; using its wings and feet for propulsion, it can dive to 15m deep and remain submerged for 30 seconds.
Specimen Information
Species Morus bassanus (Northern Gannet)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 347043
Location Mass., Cape Cod, Nauset Beach
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 131101
Number of Data Polygons 133589
Date Scanned July 01, 2010
Scan Technician Tiffany Medwid
Edited By Tiffany Medwid

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Other Morus bassanus (Northern Gannet) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347043 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 347043 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 347043 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347043 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 347043 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347043 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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