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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus (MCZ 340260)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Anseriformes - Anatidae - Alopochen - Alopochen aegyptiacus
Species Description
The Egyptian Goose, which is actually a shelduck, is the only member of the genus Alopochen and was considered sacred by the early Egyptians. It lives throughout Africa, but populations are most concentrated south of the Sahara, in the Nile Valley. The Egyptian Goose grazes on land for seeds, shoots and leaves, but it will take insects on occasion. It is a largely terrestrial bird, more so than most other geese and ducks; the Egyptian Goose is also highly sedentary, and may spend its entire life in the same pond or lake (unless it is displaced by predators or drought).
Specimen Information
Species Alopochen aegyptiacus (Egyptian Goose)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 340260
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 40165
Number of Data Polygons 80326
Date Scanned June 29, 2008
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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Other Alopochen aegyptiacus (Egyptian Goose) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340260 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 340260 Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
MCZ 340260 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340260 Right Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Right)
MCZ 340260 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340260 Cranium (Skull)
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