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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Black Hornbill Anthracoceros malayanus (MCZ 346994)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Bucerotidae - Anthracoceros - Anthracoceros malayanus
Species Description
The Black Hornbill, like many hornbills, is found in Southeast Asia, specifically in the lowland primary evergreen forests of Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. It is a primarily arboreal bird, foraging in the upper to middle canopy for fruits, insects (mostly grasshoppers and locusts), small reptiles and amphibians; its long, dexterous bills allows it to manipulate and eat poisonous creatures (such as centipedes) without harming themselves. The Black Hornbill is one of the less showy members of the hornbill family, having all-black plumage. However, the males do possess a yellow bill and casque (the bill and casque of females is black).
Specimen Information
Species Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 346994
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 202968
Number of Data Polygons 101482
Date Scanned June 04, 2009
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Michael Dmytriw

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Other Anthracoceros malayanus (Black Hornbill) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346994 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 346994 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346994 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346994 Mandible (Jawbone )
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