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Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone) of the Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis (MCZ 340460)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Coraciiformes - Bucerotidae - Buceros - Buceros bicornis
Species Description
The Great Hornbill is the heaviest (though not longest) of the hornbills, with males weighing between 2.6-3.4kg. They are found throughout the forests of India, as well as in the Malay peninsula and Indonesia and are long-lived birds, with captive individuals living up to 50 years. Primarily frugivorous, figs make up a large portion of the Great Hornbill’s diet; they will also take small mammals, but this is very rare. Their most prominent feature is the yellow and black casque on top of the bill. The role of this casque is unknown; it is thought to be used to amplify the hornbill’s calls, or as an indicator of sexual maturity. Great Hornbills also have been seen engaging in head-to-head “casque butting” while in the air. Like all hornbills, during breeding the female is sealed into a hole in a tree and is unable to leave until the chicks are grown; during this time, she relies on her mate for food.

Specimen Information
Species Buceros bicornis (Great Hornbill)
Element Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 340460
Sex Female
Location India
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 µm
Number of Data Points 299826
Number of Data Polygons 150047
Date Scanned June 26, 2012
Scan Technician Greg Monfette
Edited By Jaclyn Vignati
 
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Other Buceros bicornis (Great Hornbill) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 340459 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 340459 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340459 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340459 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 340459 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 340460 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 340460 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 340460 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 340460 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 340460 Right Radius (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 340460 Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
MCZ 340460 Right Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 340460 Left Ulna (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 340460 Right Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Right)
MCZ 340460 Left Tibiotarsus and Fibula (Left Middle Leg Bones)
MCZ 340460 Sternum (Breast Bone)
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