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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of the Feline Owlet-nightjar Aegotheles insignis (YPM 104654)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae - Aegotheles - Aegotheles insignis
Species Description
The Feline Owlet-Nightjar lives in the tropical/sub-tropical montanes of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is an insectivore, with beetles making up a large part of the diet. The Feline Owlet-Nightjar possess rounded wings and a tiny bill that can open extraordinarily wide; these features aid this highly aerial bird in hawking for insects during its short flights through the forest. The Feline Owlet-Nightjar gets its name from the long whiskers on either side of the beak and, while its large eyes and skull shape give it the appearance of a small owl, it is believed to be more closely related to the swifts and hummingbirds.
Specimen Information
Species Aegotheles insignis (Feline Owlet-nightjar)
Element Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 104654
Sex Male
Location Papua, New Guinea
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 27032
Number of Data Polygons 13518
Date Scanned July 12, 2009
Scan Technician Stephanie John
Edited By Rachael Martinez
 
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Other Aegotheles insignis (Feline Owlet-nightjar) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 104654 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 104654 Mandible (Jawbone )
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