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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla (MCZ 337080)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Laridae - Rissa - Rissa tridactyla
Species Description
The Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla, is a seabird in the Laridae family. It is one of prettiest European gulls. This bird is about 16 inches in length with a wingspan of 35-39 inches. This species inhabits rocky or sandy seashore, open sea, rocky places and cliffs. The Black-legged Kittiwake feeds on small crustaceans and fish. The Kittiwake is able to utilize the sheerest of cliffs to nest. This species disperses all across the North Atlantic.
Specimen Information
Species Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 337080
Location USA: AK: Aleutian Is. Buldir Is.
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 432680
Number of Data Polygons 216432
Date Scanned June 28, 2011
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Ariana Masi

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Other Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 337080 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 337080 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 337080 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 337080 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 337080 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 337080 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 337080 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 337080 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 337080 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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