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Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones) of the Band-tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata (MCZ 343006)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Columbiformes - Columbidae - Patagioenas - Columba fasciata
Species Description
The Band-Tailed Pigeon lives in the coniferous forests along the western coast of North and South America, with two distinct breeding regions in the American West. The largest pigeon in North America, it eats seeds (most notably, acorns), fruit, pinenuts and flowers; it travels long distances to gather food, sometimes flying upwards of five kilometers per day. Like other pigeons and doves, the Band-Tailed Pigeon feeds its young with “crop milk”, which is derived from sloughed-off liquid-filled cells that line the crop. The parasitic louse Columbicola extinctus, which was believed to go extinct with the passenger pigeon, has been discovered on Band-Tailed Pigeons. While it looks similar to the introduced Rock Pigeon, the Band-Tailed Pigeon is native to the Americas.
Specimen Information
Species Columba fasciata (Band-tailed Pigeon)
Element Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 343006
Sex Female
Location Mex., Chiapas, Las Casas
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 190296
Number of Data Polygons 95174
Date Scanned July 14, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Ariana Masi
 
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Other Columba fasciata (Band-tailed Pigeon) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343006 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 343006 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343006 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343006 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 343006 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343006 Right Radius (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 343006 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 343006 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 343006 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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