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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata (MCZ 343375)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Sterna - Sterna fuscata
Species Description
The Sooty Tern is a marine bird which reaches a little over one foot in length. The Sooty Tern lives in tropical oceans and rarely comes to shore except to breed. It usually lays one to three eggs on a rocky shore. The Sooty Tern can stay out to sea for years at a time. The average lifespan of the tern is about 32 years. The Sooty Tern is also known as the Wideawake Tern because of its incessant calls.
Specimen Information
Species Sterna fuscata (Sooty Tern)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343375
Location Mass., Nantucket Id., State Pines
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 83214
Number of Data Polygons 41620
Date Scanned July 14, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Maggie Johnson

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Other Sterna fuscata (Sooty Tern) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343375 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343375 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343375 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343375 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343375 Mandible (Jawbone )
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