ANALYSIS OF MORPHOMETRIC PARAMETERS OF THE ROE DEER MANDIBLE (Capreolus capreolus) AND MANDIBLE OF THE SHEEP (Ovis aries)

Rizah Avdić, Nedžad Hadžiomerović, Faruk Tandir, Pamela Bejdić, Velida Ćutahija

Abstract


Morphology and morphometry of the bones are the methods often used for identification of species, estimation of animals' age, and genetic and forensic investigation. The mandible as the largest bone of the head is perhaps the most representative sample for this research. The aim of this study was to determine the basic morphometric parameters of the mandible of roe deer and sheep in order to identify the species. All samples were described by linear measure morphometric analysis of 12 specific anatomical points on the mandibles of roe deer and sheep. The results obtained are presented in the Table as mean and standard deviation.

Key words: morphology, morphometry, mandible, roe deer, shee


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