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Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones) of a Geranospiza nigra (Crane Hawk)


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Species Description
The Crane Hawk (Geranospiza nigra) is native to humid forests and open woodlands, and they are almost always near some source of water, including marshes and swamps. Crane Hawks extend south through Central America and into South America west of the Andes. Their population is quite extensive, having upwards to 5 million members, and their breeding range is over 14 million square kilometers. They are about twenty inches long and have a wing span of over three and a half feet long. Crane Hawks prey on lizards, frogs, mice, and baby birds, and they do not migrate.
Skeletal Elements Available

Sternum (Breast Bone)

Furcula (Wishbone)

Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)

Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)

Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)

Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)

Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )

Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
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