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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Magpie Goose Anseranas semipalmata (YPM 137647)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Anseriformes - Anseranatidae - Anseranas - Anseranas semipalmata
Species Description
The Magpie Goose, (Anseranas semipalmata), is the only living member of the Family Anseranatidae. It is considered to be basal to all geese and ducks because of its relatively primitive anatomy. It does not moult all of its feathers at one time like other waterfowl and has unwebbed feet and a distinctive hooked bill. It will often perch in trees though it builds its nests on the ground. The breeding system is polygynous, one male bird and two females will form a breeding trio with all members cooperating collectively to raise the young. The Magpie Goose has distinctive black and white plumage and is found in the wetlands and swamps of Australia and southern New Guinea.
Specimen Information
Species Anseranas semipalmata (Magpie Goose)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number YPM 137647
Sex Male
Location Australia, Victoria, Serendip Sanctuary
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 623987
Number of Data Polygons 390231
Date Scanned March 28, 2011
Scan Technician Abby Grace Drake
Edited By Abby Grace Drake
 
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