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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Little Tern Sterna albifrons (MCZ 343793)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Sterna - Sterna albifrons
Species Description
The Little Tern, Sterna albifrons, is a member of the family Sternidae. The bird is 21-25 cm in length and has a wingspan of 41-47 cm. The bill is thin, sharp and yellow. This bird breeds temperate and tropical Europe and Asia, on the coasts and the waterways. It is defensive of its nest and in response, the young will attack intruders. This bird feeds by plunge-diving for fish in salt-water environments.
Specimen Information
Species Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 343793
Sex Male
Location Boston, Logan Airport
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 240849
Number of Data Polygons 125449
Date Scanned July 18, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Ariana Masi

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Other Sterna albifrons (Little Tern) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343793 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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