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Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones) of the Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata (MCZ 340297)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Gruiformes - Otidae - Chlamydotis - Chlamydotis undulata
Species Description
The Houbara Bustard is a large bird native to desert regions like Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, and North Africa. The Houbara Bustard measures about two feet in length with a wingspan of around five feet (60 inches). It has a brown upper-surface and white underneath. The Houbara Bustard also has patches and stripes of black that make up its plumage. It is omnivorous and eats insects and seeds. During each breeding period, two to four eggs are laid. In its mating display, the white feathers around the throat are raised and the head is drawn back. These displays can be very flamboyant. The Houbara Bustard is listed on the IUCN Red List as Vulnerable. In Arabia, its history of being hunted by humans has greatly influenced its prevalence. Its meat was said to be an aphrodisiac. It is regarded at the provincial bird of Pakistan and is highly regulated in neighboring countries. Houbara Bustard offspring are produced by artificial insemination and then released into the wild in order to sustain their population numbers.
Specimen Information
Species Chlamydotis undulata (Houbara Bustard)
Element Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 340297
Sex Male
Location North Africa
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 87899
Number of Data Polygons 43952
Date Scanned June 07, 2012
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Greg Monfette

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Other Chlamydotis undulata (Houbara Bustard) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340297 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 340297 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 340297 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340297 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 340297 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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