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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Macaroni Penguin Eudyptes chrysolophus (YPM 102975)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae - Eudyptes - Eudyptes chrysolophus
Species Description
The Macaroni Penguin is the most numerous species of penguin with nearly 18 million individual birds found in the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic. It is a species of crested penguin with long bright yellow and orange feathers above its eyes. Adults are about two feet tall and weigh an average of 12 lbs. Like other penguins the Macaroni eats fish, crustaceans and squid. They form large (100,000+) breeding colonies during the Antarctic summer and mature males will perform elaborate and noisy displays to attract a mate. Although the Macaroni Penguin population is large it has been placed on the IUCN vulnerable list due to rapid recent declines in some populations.
Specimen Information
Species Eudyptes chrysolophus (Macaroni Penguin)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number YPM 102975
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 410940
Number of Data Polygons 205474
Date Scanned February 15, 2010
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake
 
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Other Eudyptes chrysolophus (Macaroni Penguin) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 102975 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 102975 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 102975 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 102975 Sternum (Breast Bone)
YPM 102975 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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