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COMPARATIVE ANATOMIC RESEARCH REGARDING THE RED DEER (CERVUS ELAPHUS) AND FALLOW DEER (DAMA DAMA) SKULLS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVI, Issue 2
Written by Cristian BELU, Gabriel PREDOI, Iulian DUMITRESCU, Bogdan GEORGESCU, Florica BĂRBUCEANU, Anca ȘEICARU, Petronela ROȘU, Gavrilă ZAGRAI, Mădălina DOBRILĂ, Theodora ȘTEFĂNESCU, Paul STOICULEASĂ, Oresti MIHELIS

The comparative morphology of the skulls is a field of anatomy that can provide answers to questions related to the relationships between species, helping to classify them and to place in a taxonomic group. Till now, a number of morphometric studies have established some differences in red deer and fallow deer skulls, considered as criteria for identification according to the geographical area to which the animals belong, depending on sex or age. The works containing comparative descriptions are very few and the details are absent. Our study presents a number of important aspects for differentiation, of which we list: particularities regarding the drawing of the bone sutures and the profile line in lateral view of the skull, the different conformation of the retro-glenoid process of the temporal bone, differences regarding the relative size of the alveolar process of the maxilla as well as the topography of the infraorbital hole etc. The data provided are useful when making the skulls expertise in order to identify this.

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