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Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones) of the Grey-headed Albatross Diomedea chrysostoma (MCZ 345006)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae - Thalassarche - Diomedea chrysostoma
Species Description
The Grey-headed Albatross, also known as the Grey-headed Mollymawk, is a large seabird that nests on several islands in the Southern ocean. While breeding, they forage within or south of the Antarctic Polar Frontal Zone, the area surrounding Antarctica where cold waters meet relatively warmer waters of the subantarctic. Young birds and non-breeding birds fly and forage freely throughout all southern oceans. The Grey-headed Albatross feeds primarily on squid, while also on fish, crustacean, and carrion. They can dive seven meters deep to hunt prey. The Grey-headed Albatross weighs approximately 3.65 kilograms. It has a dark grey head and neck, black wings, back, and tail, and white breast. One of its most distinguishing features is its black bill with bright yellow ridges. The species is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List—the decline in populations is mainly owing to mortality on longline fisheries.
Specimen Information
Species Diomedea chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)
Element Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 345006
Location Australia, Vic. Portland, Portland Bay
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 37416
Number of Data Polygons 18712
Date Scanned June 18, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Jennifer Leavitt

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Other Diomedea chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 345006 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 345006 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 345006 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 345006 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 345006 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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