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IMNH R-1184 -- Ardea herodias

Courtesy of the Idaho Museum of Natural History

IMNH R-1184 Great Blue Heron Skull by Idaho Virtualization Laboratory on Sketchfab

  • Common Name

    Great Blue Heron

  • Species

    Ardea herodias

  • Specimen Number

    IMNH R-1184

  • Sex

    Male

  • Cause Of Death

    Unknown

  • Mass

    0

  • Age

    Modern

  • Repository

    Idaho Museum of Natural History

  • City

    Pocatello, Idaho USA

  • Collection

    Marie Hopkins Comparative Osteology Collection

  • Collector

    Unknown Unknown

  • Owner

    Idaho Museum of Natural History

  • Comment

    Broken limb, healed; Sclerosis

  • Scanning Funded By:

Alternative Views

Cranium (Axial)

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Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Cranium (Axial) - Right)

Right

Jaw (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Jaw (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 1 - Atlas (Axial) - Right)

Right

Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 2 - Axis (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae 3 (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Cervical Vertebrae Last (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Right)

Right

Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Thoracic Vertebrae Last (Penultimate) (Axial) - Left)

Left

Quadrate (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Quadrate (Axial) - Right)

Right

Synsacrum (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Synsacrum (Axial) - Right)

Right

Pygostyle (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Pygostyle (Axial) - Right)

Right

Sternal Rib (Right)

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Sternal Rib (Right) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Sternum (Keel) (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Sternum (Keel) (Axial) - Right)

Right

Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae 1 (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Left)

Left

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Caudal Vertebrae Middle (Axial) - Cranial)

Cranial

Rib-Middle (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Cranial)

Cranial

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Caudal)

Caudal

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Dorsal)

Dorsal

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Ventral)

Ventral

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Right)

Right

Great Blue Heron (Rib-Middle (Left) - Left)

Left

Scapula (Right)

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Scapula (Right) - Posterior)

Posterior

Humerus (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Humerus (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Ulna (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Ulna (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Radius (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Radius (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Femur (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Femur (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Furcula (Axial)

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Furcula (Axial) - Lateral)

Lateral

Coracoid (Right)

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Coracoid (Right) - Distal)

Distal

Radial Carpal (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Radial Carpal (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Ulnar Carpal (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Ulnar Carpal (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Pollex) (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Carpometacarpus (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Carpometacarpus (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 2, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Tibiotarsus (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Tibiotarsus (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Tarsometatarsus (Right)

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Tarsometatarsus (Right) - Proximal)

Proximal

Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 1, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 1 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 2 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 3 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left)

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Anterior)

Anterior

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Medial)

Medial

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Proximal)

Proximal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Distal)

Distal

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Lateral)

Lateral

Great Blue Heron (Digit 3, Phalanx 4 (Left) - Posterior)

Posterior