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Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones) of the Nicobar Pigeon Caloenas nicobarica (MCZ 341255 )


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Columbiformes - Columbidae - Caloenas - Caloenas nicobarica
Species Description
The Nicobar Pigeon is a large pigeon measuring over one foot long that is found on assorted islands in the Indian Ocean. The pigeons travel in flocks and fly in columns or single-file order. White patches on their tails help to orient the long line of fliers in the air. They feed on seeds and fruits mostly, and are not afraid to inhabit areas where humans reside. The Nicobar pigeons are listed as Near Threatened and are hunted as a food source. They are also hunter for their gizzard stones which are used in jewelry.
Specimen Information
Species Caloenas nicobarica (Nicobar Pigeon)
Element Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
Specimen Number MCZ 341255
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 47915
Number of Data Polygons 23958
Date Scanned July 13, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Maggie Johnson
 
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Other Caloenas nicobarica (Nicobar Pigeon) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 341255 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 341255 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 341255 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 341255 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 341255 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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