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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus (MCZ 346743)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Pelecaniformes - Phalacrocoracidae - Phalacrocorax - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Species Description
The Pelagic Cormorant lives in the North Pacific, wintering the open ocean and breeding along the coasts; its North American range extends from Alaska south to Baja Mexico. If the nesting site is still acceptable, Pelagic Cormorants will return to it repeatedly, with successive rebuilds resulting in nests up to five feet deep. It is a foot-propelled pursuit diver, using its wings to steer; the Pelagic Cormorant can dive as deep as 30m to reach the small, bottom-dwelling, non-schooling fish that comprise its typical diet. Unlike many seabirds, its plumage is not waterproof, necessitating preening and drying of feathers after dives.
Specimen Information
Species Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346743
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 287387
Number of Data Polygons 574529
Date Scanned July 22, 2008
Scan Technician Michael Krzyzak
Edited By Michael Krzyzak

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Other Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346743 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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