March of the Fossil Penguins

Fossil penguin discoveries and research

A Map for Our Tour of the Penguin Skeleton

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One of the new themes that has appeared on March of the Fossil Penguins is a tour of the penguin skeleton – looking at each bone and discussing how it is different from flying birds.  A map might be handy, so here is a King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) skeleton with the bones we’ll visit labeled.  Check the list below the image, and I will link in each bone as new posts occur.

Learn more about the:

Skull

Cervical Vertebrae

Thoracic Vertebrae

Pygostyle

Sternum

Furcula

Scapula

Humerus

Carpometacarpus

Manual Phalanges

Femur

Tarsometatarsus

Pedal Phalanges

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Written by Dan Ksepka

October 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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  1. Get an up-front picture

    Bob

    November 7, 2013 at 5:41 pm


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