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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber (MCZ 347446)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Ciconiiformes - Threskiornithidae - Eudocimus - Eudocimus ruber
Species Description
The Scarlet Ibis, a long-legged and –necked wading bird related to the spoonbills, is found in tropical intertidal zones of South America and Trinidad and Tobago; it is the national bird of Trinidad. It lives in swamps and mudflats, where it searches for food using its long, thin, down-curved beak to probe the water. The Scarlet Ibis eats mostly crustaceans, with occasional fish and other small vertebrates taken as well. Its brilliant scarlet plumage, for which it is named, comes from carotenoid-based compounds in its food (specifically, red crabs). Said plumage does not develop until adulthood; juveniles are gray and white.
Specimen Information
Species Eudocimus ruber (Scarlet Ibis)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347446
Location Franklin Park Zoo
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 286944
Number of Data Polygons 143407
Date Scanned June 01, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Andy Biedlingmaier

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Other Eudocimus ruber (Scarlet Ibis) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343703 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 347446 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 347446 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 347446 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 347446 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 347446 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347446 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347446 Right Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Right)
MCZ 347446 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 347446 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
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