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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus (MCZ 343437)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Thalasseus maximus
Species Description
The Royal Tern is comprised of two subspecies, one of which is found along the southern Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States into Mexico and the Caribbean and the other is found along Africa's west coast. This is the second largest Tern species in the world, and is distinguished by its yellow bill and black head (which fades during the winter). A seabird, the Royal Tern dives for fish and males will offer their catch to potential mates.
Specimen Information
Species Thalasseus maximus (Royal Tern)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343437
Sex Female
Location USA: South Carolina, Bull's Island
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ยตm
Number of Data Points 30542
Number of Data Polygons 15285
Date Scanned July 12, 2011
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Ariana Masi
 
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Other Thalasseus maximus (Royal Tern) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 341427 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 341427 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 341427 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 341427 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 341427 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 341427 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 341427 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 343437 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 343437 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 343437 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 343437 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343437 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343437 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343437 Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
MCZ 343437 Right Radius (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343437 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 343437 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 343437 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 343437 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 343437 Articulated Cranium and Mandible (Attached Skull and Jaw)
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