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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Red-legged Cormorant Phalacrocorax gaimardi (MCZ 346990)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Pelecaniformes - Phalacrocoracidae - Phalacrocorax - Phalacrocorax gaimardi
Species Description
The Red-Legged Cormorant (also known as the Red-Footed Shag) is a taxonomically cryptic bird; it is considered to part of a basal cormorant lineage, and is not known to have any close living relatives. It lives along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of southern South America, where it hunts for fish and marine invertebrates. The Red-Legged Cormorant is an excellent pursuit diver, though it is also believed to forage along the sea floor. Its backset legs aid in foot-propelled swimming, but make for awkward movements on land; rather than walk, it prefers to fly, even for short distances.
Specimen Information
Species Phalacrocorax gaimardi (Red-legged Cormorant)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346990
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 591116
Number of Data Polygons 1182119
Date Scanned July 09, 2008
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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