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Free Content Comparison of Craniometric Features and Cranial Cavity Volume in Domestic Pig (Sus scrofa forma domestica) and Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in View of Development

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The research involved 130 boar and 104 domestic pig skulls. The skulls were divided into sex and age groups and craniometric measurements were determined for each; the cranial cavity volume was determined. In boars, in both age groups, a greater cranial cavity volume was noted as compared with that of the domestic pig. The cranial cavity volume is correlated mostly with the length of the neurocranium base.

Keywords: CRANIOMETRIC FEATURES; DOMESTIC PIG; WILD BOAR

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3409/173491605775789489

Publication date: 2005-10-01

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  • Folia biologica is an international quarterly journal that publishes papers on the broad field of experimental zoology, nuclear and chromosome research, and also ultrastructural studies. All papers are subject to peer reviews. Indexed in: ISI Master Journal List, Current Contents, Polish Scientific Journals Contents. I.F. 0.667
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