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Cranium (Skull) 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 Cranium (Skull)
Specimen Number MCZ 343002
Sex Female
Location Mexico, Chiapas, Ocozocoautla, El Ocote
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 476501
Number of Data Polygons 238417
Date Scanned April 09, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake

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STL File Not Publicly Available 23.8 MB
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 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 343002 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343002 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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