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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Southern Skua Stercorarius antarcticus (MCZ 340358)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae - Stercorarius - Stercorarius antarcticus
Species Description
The Southern Skua, also known as the Brown Skua and the Antarctic Skua, breeds in the Southern hemisphere off the coast of Antarctica and the Antarctic region. The Southern Skua population is anticipated to remain relatively stable and its conservation status is, therefore, considered of Least Concern. It is a seabird and feeds primarily on fish, small aquatic mammals, eggs and carrion. The taxonomy of this particular type of bird is relatively complex, and a number of birds may fall into under the heading of Southern Skua.
Specimen Information
Species Stercorarius antarcticus (Southern Skua)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 340358
Location Kerguelens Island
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 91463
Number of Data Polygons 45754
Date Scanned May 31, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Maggie Johnson

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Other Stercorarius antarcticus (Southern Skua) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340358 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 340358 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340358 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340358 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 340358 Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
MCZ 340358 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 340358 Cranium (Skull)
MCZ 340358 Articulated Cranium and Mandible (Attached Skull and Jaw)
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