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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of the Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa (YPM 110957)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Strigiformes - Strigidae - Strix - Strix nebulosa
Species Description
The Great Gray Owl is the tallest American owl, and possesses the largest facial disk of any raptor. It also has the largest wingspan of any American owl, but has relatively small feet, which is why it only takes small prey (particularly rodents). The Great Gray Owl breeds in the dense coniferous forests of the northern North American and northern Asian taiga; as a perch hunter, it also requires open areas (such as meadows and bogs) in which to hunt. The ruffs (facial disks) and asymmetrical ears of the Great Gray Owl assists with locating prey via sound; it can find prey under up to two feet of snow, which it dives into feet first to catch voles and mice.
Specimen Information
Species Strix nebulosa (Great Grey Owl)
Element Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 110957
Sex Male
Location USA: New York, Saint Lawrence Co.
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 172734
Number of Data Polygons 86368
Date Scanned July 10, 2009
Scan Technician Stephanie John
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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Other Strix nebulosa (Great Grey Owl) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 110957 Sternum (Breast Bone)
YPM 110957 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 110957 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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