Whooper swan pectoral girdle

Early 20th Century
Three elements of the pectoral girdle from a whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), a large northern hemisphere swan. Comprises sternum and left and right articulated coracoid and scapula. The sternum is extremely large for a bird, and the strong keel of the sternum serves as an attachment site for well developed wing musculature.
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Early 20th Century
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