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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus (MCZ 336992)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Falconiformes - Falconidae - Falco - Falco peregrinus
Species Description
The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), is bird of prey that can grow to two feet long with as large as a four foot wingspan. The Peregrine is the most widespread bird of prey, ranging from the arctic tundra to the tropical regions. It is sexually dimorphic with the females being larger than the males, and it breeds mainly on coastlines and sometimes in cities. Peregrines can live up to 15 years in the wild, and they feed on medium-sized birds like doves and pigeons. Peregrine falcons are said to be the fastest animal on the planet, reaching speeds of up to 242 miles per hour during dives which are called stoops.
Specimen Information
Species Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 336992
Sex Male
Location USA: MA: Barnstable Co. Falmouth, Connett Pt.
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 99361
Number of Data Polygons 49677
Date Scanned October 03, 2011
Scan Technician Maggie Johnson
Edited By Maggie Johnson

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Other Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 336992 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 336992 Right Femur (Right Femur)
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