tarsometatarsus

Animated Object of the Day: Right Tarsometatarsus of a Passenger Pigeon

by Bernard K. Means, Director of the Virtual Curation Laboratory

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Today’s animation is the right tarsometatarsus of a passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) recovered archaeologically from an American Indian village site and now held in trust by the  Virginia Museum of Natural History. The passenger pigeon became extinct one century ago this year.

Categories: Animation of the day, Gallery, passenger pigeon, tarsometatarsus, Zooarchaeology | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

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