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Left Metatarsus 1 (Left Toe Bone 1) of the Western Crowned Pigeon Goura cristata (YPM 102319)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Columbiformes - Columbidae - Goura - Goura cristata
Species Description
The Western Crowned Pigeon, Goura cristata, is a very large pigeon (up to 70cm in length) named for the beautiful lacy blue feathers which form a crest on its head. It is native to Papua New Guinea where it is unfortunately persecuted for its feathers and as a food source. Due to over hunting and habitat destruction it remains common only in very remote areas of the forest and is therefore listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Though mainly a terrestrial bird the, Western Crowned Pigeon builds a nest in the trees to lay its eggs and incubate its young. Pairs mate for life but the male will still perform an elaborate courtship dance where it makes a loud booming call and bobs its head then presents the female with nesting material. These birds forage on fruits and seeds.
Specimen Information
Species Goura cristata (Western Crowned Pigeon)
Element Left Metatarsus 1 (Left Toe Bone 1)
Specimen Number YPM 102319
Sex
Location Java
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 55278
Number of Data Polygons 27641
Date Scanned July 25, 2012
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Andy Biedlingmaier
 
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Other Goura cristata (Western Crowned Pigeon) Elements
Specimen Element
YPM 102319 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
YPM 102319 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 102319 Right Femur (Right Femur)
YPM 102319 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
YPM 102319 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
YPM 102319 Sternum (Breast Bone)
YPM 102319 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 102319 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
YPM 102319 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
YPM 102319 Right Metatarsus 1 (Right Toe Bone 1)
YPM 102319 Cranium (Skull)
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