A Preview of the New Specimen: Greater Yellownape

Picus flavinucha

Last week (24 June), I acquired a post-necropsy specimen from the Wildlife Diseases Laboratories for the Zoological Society of San Diego.

Aside from bird checklists and an account of polymorphism, the species seems to be scarcely represented in the literature.  I know only that there are 9 – 10 suspecies.

Regarding this specimen, I have been told that she was female, and I have been supplied with her tracking numbers, thanks to the well-organized Senior Pathology Technician at the zoo laboratory.

Here is just a screen shot of preliminary CT images:

These data were acquired using facilities at Moores Cancer Center of UCSD Medical Center.

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~ by finchwench on Tuesday, 1 July 2008.

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