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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Little Owl Athene noctua (YPM 104108)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Strigiformes - Strigidae - Athene - Athene noctua
Species Description
The Little Owl is a small, diurnal owl that is native to the temperate and warmer parts of North America, Europe and North Africa. Like many owls, it is sedentary, and favors open country such as mixed farmland and parkland. The Little Owl is comfortable with human presence, and will nest in abandoned buildings or owl boxes. It eats mostly insects, earthworms and small amphibians, but will catch small birds and mammals on occasion. It normally captures prey in-flight, but can hop and run to chase prey as well. The Little Owl was sacred to the goddess Athena, which is the source of its genus name.
Specimen Information
Species Athene noctua (Little Owl)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number YPM 104108
Sex Female
Location England
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 84862
Number of Data Polygons 42433
Date Scanned May 05, 2009
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Michael Dmytriw
 
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Other Athene noctua (Little Owl) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 104108 Mandible (Jawbone )
YPM 104108 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 104108 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 104108 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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