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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Black-footed Albatross Diomedea nigripes (MCZ 342999)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae - Diomedea - Diomedea nigripes
Species Description
The Black-Footed Albatross is one of three species of albatross that range within the Northern Hemisphere, and the only dark-colored albatross of the North Pacific. Like most albatrosses, it spends the non-breeding season on the open ocean, returning to land only to mate. It feeds in pelagic waters, pattering the surface and skimming for fish, squid and flying fish eggs. The Black-Footed Albatross has nasal passages attached to the upper bill; along with other “tubenose” birds (members of the order Procellariiformes), it is one of the few birds to utilize smell. The Black-Footed Albatross also has a salt gland above the nasal passages, which is used to desalinate its body.
Specimen Information
Species Diomedea nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 342999
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 516783
Number of Data Polygons 1033562
Date Scanned July 24, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Megan Cooper

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Other Diomedea nigripes (Black-footed Albatross) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 342999 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 342999 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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