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Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of the Great Northern Loon Gavia immer (MCZ 347919)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Gaviiformes - Gaviidae - Gavia - Gavia immer
Species Description
The Common Loon, called the Great Northern Loon in Canada and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia, is the state bird of Minnesota, and also appears on the Canadian $1 coin. It breeds in northern North America, Greenland and Alaska, with small populations in Europe. A specialist fish eater, it has sharp, rearward-pointing projections of the roof of its mouth and tongue, to better handle slippery prey. The Common Loon is an excellent diver, able to dive as deep as 200 feet; its rear-set legs help propelled it through the water, but make for an ungainly waddle on land. The Common Loon runs along the water to take-off, and can get stranded in a too-small pond if there is not enough room.
Specimen Information
Species Gavia immer (Great Northern Loon)
Element Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 347919
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 204132
Number of Data Polygons 102108
Date Scanned June 29, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Maggie Johnson
 
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Other Gavia immer (Great Northern Loon) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 347919 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 347919 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 347919 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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