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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Spectacled Owl Pulsatrix perspicillata (MCZ 343002)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Strigiformes - Strigidae - Pulsatrix - Pulsatrix perspicillata
Species Description
The Spectacled Owl is a large tropical owl, characterized by its white “spectacles” within its brown face parts. Like most owls, it is nocturnal, and it lives in the mature rainforests and woodlands of south Mexico down to northern Argentina along central and eastern South America. The Spectacled Owl is a perch hunter, preying upon large insects (which it also snatches from the foliage), birds (including smaller owls) and mammals (up to possums in size).
Specimen Information
Species Pulsatrix perspicillata (Spectacled Owl)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 343002
Sex Female
Location Mexico, Chiapas, Ocozocoautla, El Ocote
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 196818
Number of Data Polygons 98377
Date Scanned July 16, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez

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Other Pulsatrix perspicillata (Spectacled Owl) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343002 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 343002 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343002 Furcula (Wishbone)
MCZ 343002 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343002 Cranium (Skull)
MCZ 343002 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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