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Furcula (Wishbone) of the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor (MCZ 346025)


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Phylogenic Position
Aves - Neognathae - Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae - Eudyptula - Eudyptula minor
Species Description
The Little Penguin, also known as the Fairy Penguin or Blue Penguin, is the smallest species of penguin. Known as the Korora by the Maori, the Little Penguin lives on sandy coasts and beaches of southern Australia and New Zealand. It is the most nocturnal of penguins, spending its days in burrows and diving for fish and squid at night. The Little Penguin captures its prey by circling a school of fish, then diving into the middle and grabbing a fish on its way through; dives last approximately 25 seconds, and usually do not go deeper than five meters below the surface.
Specimen Information
Species Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin)
Element Furcula (Wishbone)
Specimen Number MCZ 346025
Sex
Location Australia, Vic. Portland Between Glenelg Mouth & Nobels Rocks, Discovery Bay
Geological Age Recent
 
Technical Information
Scanner Roland Picza
Resolution 100 ┬Ám
Number of Data Points 133662
Number of Data Polygons 66833
Date Scanned June 17, 2009
Scan Technician Rachael Martinez
Edited By Michael Dmytriw
 
Photographs


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Other Eudyptula minor (Little Penguin) Elements
Specimen Element
MCZ 346025 Sternum (Breast Bone)
MCZ 346025 Mandible (Jawbone )
MCZ 346025 Left Humerus (Left Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346025 Right Humerus (Right Upper Arm Bone)
MCZ 346025 Left Tarsometatarsus (Left Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
MCZ 346025 Right Tarsometatarsus (Right Fused Element Consisting of Ankle and Middle Foot Bones)
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