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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Common Tern Sterna hirundo (MCZ 347614)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Sterna - Sterna hirundo
Species Description
The Common Tern, Sterna hirundo, is a seabird in the family Sternidae. This tern is typically 34-37 cm long and has a wingspan of 70-80 cm. The Common tern has a thin, sharp bill and long, red legs. It lives on rocky or sandy seashore, inhabits lakes, rivers, freshwater swamps, and freshwater marshes. This species breeds in temperate and sub-arctic regions of Asia, Europe, and Central North America. As the Common tern flies over the water, it hovers, and then plunge dives to take in fish and crustaceans.
Specimen Information
Species Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347614
Sex Male
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 216989
Number of Data Polygons 108496
Date Scanned July 25, 2011
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Andy Biedlingmaier

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Other Sterna hirundo (Common Tern) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347614 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 347614 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347614 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347614 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 347614 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 347614 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
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