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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Brown Noddy Anous stolidus (MCZ 342748)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Charadriiformes - Sternidae - Anous - Anous stolidus
Species Description
The Brown Noddy is a widespread tropical bird of the tern family. The Brown Noddy is found in such places as the Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, and even the Red Sea. Every mating season, the female lays one egg and it often nests on rocky cliffs close to the shore. The Brown Noddy, as its name indicates, has a dark brown plumage and is the largest member of the noddy group. It finds safety in numbers and is unfazed by hunters and predators.
Specimen Information
Species Anous stolidus (Brown Noddy)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 342748
Sex
Location Egg Island, off St. Helena Island
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 59980
Number of Data Polygons 30010
Date Scanned October 26, 2011
Scan Technician Maggie Johnson
Edited By Maggie Johnson
 
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