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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Violet Turaco Musophaga violacea (MCZ 340328)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Cuculiformes - Musophagidae - Musophaga - Musophaga violacea
Species Description
The Violet Turaco is a very noticeable and conspicuous bird. It is brightly colored with a glossy primary color. It has an orange beak, yellow forehead, and crimson colored crown. This bird is about a foot and a half long and is resident of West Africa. It prefers the tropical climates of the forests found there. The Violet Turaco feeds primarily on fruits and seeds and has exhibited cooperative reproduction behavior among members in captivity. This means that members of the same society of birds care for young that is not their own.
Specimen Information
Species Musophaga violacea (Violet Turaco)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 340328
Sex
Location West Africa
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 25624
Number of Data Polygons 12821
Date Scanned June 14, 2012
Scan Technician Andy Biedlingmaier
Edited By Jennifer Leavitt
 
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Other Musophaga violacea (Violet Turaco) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340328 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 340328 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 340328 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 340328 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340328 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 340328 Right Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Right Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 340328 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
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