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Mandible (Jawbone ) of the Hoatzin Opisthocomus hoazin (MCZ 343617)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Opisthocomiformes - Opisthocomidae - Opisthocomus - Opisthocomus hoazin
Species Description
The hoatzin is an enigmatic, primarily arboreal bird found in the swamps, mangroves and riverine forests along the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers in South America. First described by Spanish explorers in the 17th century, the hoatzin averages 25 inches long and weighs around two pounds. The hoatzin is the only member of its family and genus, and its taxonomic relationships are still unresolved. Based on the morphology, the hoatzin was originally considered a galliform; more recent molecular studies have placed the hoatzin within various groups, including cuckoos, doves and turacos.

Specimen Information
Species Opisthocomus hoazin (Hoatzin)
Element Mandible (Jawbone )
Specimen Number MCZ 343617
Sex
Location
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Konica Minolta Range7
Resolution 40 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 281314
Number of Data Polygons 140663
Date Scanned July 20, 2011
Scan Technician Ariana Masi
Edited By Ariana Masi
 
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Other Opisthocomus hoazin (Hoatzin) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 343617 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 343617 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343617 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 343617 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 343617 Right Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Right)
MCZ 343617 Left Tibiotarsus (Middle Leg Bone, Left)
MCZ 345025 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 345025 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 345025 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 345025 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 345025 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 345025 Left Radius (Lower Arm Bone)
MCZ 345025 Right Radius (Lower Arm Bone )
MCZ 345025 Left Femur (Left Upper Leg Bone)
MCZ 345025 Right Femur (Right Femur)
MCZ 345084 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 345084 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 345084 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 345084 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 345084 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 345084 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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