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Furcula (Wishbone) of the King Penguin Aptenodytes patagonicus (MCZ 347208)

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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae - Aptenodytes - Aptenodytes patagonicus
Species Description
The King Penguin is the 2nd largest species of penguin, and is found on the sub-Antarctic islands of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Like most penguins, it eats fish that it captures during pursuit dives; the King Penguin regularly dives to 100-200m deep for up to five minutes – this is deeper and longer than dives by any other penguin, save for the Emperor Penguin. To protect it against the cold Antarctic weather, the King Penguin has four layers of feathers: an oily, waterproof outer layer, and three downy layers for insulation. The King Penguin, along with all other penguins, can drink seawater, as it possesses a supraorbital gland that filters the excess salt from its blood. King Penguins mate for life, and have the longest breeding cycle of any bird; it takes 14-16 months to fledge a single chick.
Specimen Information
Species Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 347208
Sex Male
Location Franklin Park Zoo
Geological Age Recent
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 100 µm
Number of Data Points 956564
Number of Data Polygons 478284
Date Scanned July 09, 2009
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Michael Dmytriw

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Other Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347208 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 347208 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347208 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347208 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 347208 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 347208 Left Coracoid (Left Shoulder Bone)
MCZ 347208 Right Coracoid (Right Shoulder Bone)
MCZ 347208 Sternum (Breast Bone)
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