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Sternum (Breast Bone) of the Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata (MCZ 343049)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Galliformes - Meleagrididae - Meleagris - Meleagris ocellata
Species Description
The Ocellated Turkey is found in the tropical deciduous and lowland evergreen forests of parts of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) south to Guatemala and northern Belize. It is similar to its relative the Wild Turkey, only smaller and more brightly colored; its name comes from the iridescent eyespots on the tail. Like all turkeys, the Ocellated Turkey has a generalist diet, feeding on a wide variety of plant matter (leaves, seeds, berries, etc.) with some insects taken as well (the young subsist almost exclusively on insects for the first month of life). It is a mostly terrestrial bird, though it can fly; Ocellated Turkeys often roost in trees in small family groups to avoid night predators.
Specimen Information
Species Meleagris ocellata (Ocellated Turkey)
Element Sternum (Breast Bone)
Specimen Number MCZ 343049
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 1119986
Number of Data Polygons 2240720
Date Scanned July 22, 2008
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Rachael Martinez
 
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Other Meleagris ocellata (Ocellated Turkey) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343049 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343049 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
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