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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Chicken Gallus domesticus (MCZ 347016)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Galliformes - Phasianidae - Gallus - Gallus domesticus
Species Description
The Chicken, one of the most common and widespread domesticated animals, is the most populous bird in the world. The Chicken was first domesticated in southeast Asia about 10,000 years ago; modern chickens are derived from a subspecies of Gallus that is native to northeast Thailand. Chickens are omnivores; in the wild, they scratch the soil searching for seeds and insects, and will even take larger animals like lizards or young mice. While the Chicken is not capable of sustained flight, lighter individuals can fly for short distances.
Specimen Information
Species Gallus domesticus (Chicken)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347016
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 103979
Number of Data Polygons 207958
Date Scanned July 21, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak

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