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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris (CU 40742)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Rynchopidae - Rynchops - Rynchops flavirostris
Species Description
The African Skimmer, Rynchops flavirostris, is a skimmer that is widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. The population is declining due to wetland habitat degradation, human interference, and over-exploitation. The African Skimmer has a black back, hindneck and crown. This bird has a long, bright orange beak with a yellow tip. They fly in lines over tranquil waters, and dip their lower mandibles into the water to catch fish. Once the mandible comes in contact with the fish, the mouth snaps shut.
Specimen Information
Species Rynchops flavirostris (African Skimmer)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number CU 40742
Location Kenya
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 335541
Number of Data Polygons 167811
Date Scanned September 19, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Ariana Masi

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