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Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) 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 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 343793
Sex Male
Location Boston, Logan Airport
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 3876
Number of Data Polygons 1938
Date Scanned July 20, 2011
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Maggie Johnson
 
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