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Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone) of the Common Merganser Mergus merganser (MCZ 341900)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Anseriformes - Anatidae - Mergus - Mergus merganser
Species Description
The Common Merganser (also known as the Gulaund or Goosander) is a large fish-eating bird found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. It breeds along lakes and rivers within forests, and winters in large bodies of freshwater that do not freeze. Along with all other mergansers, the Common Merganser has serrated edges on its bill to help grasp fish; this is the source of the group’s other name, the Sawbills. While it normally eats fish caught during food-propelled shallow dives, the Common Merganser will also consume mussels, shrimp and small mammals, while the young often eat aquatic insects. After hatching, young Common Mergansers will be protected by their parents, but must feed for themselves.
Specimen Information
Species Mergus merganser (Common Merganser)
Element Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 341900
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 825109
Number of Data Polygons 412564
Date Scanned July 19, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Greg Monfette

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