Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2017, Page: 15-20
Craniometric Measurements of the Male Eurasian Lynx from Turkey
Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Selcuk University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Konya, Turkey
İftar Gürbüz, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Burdur, Turkey
Yasin Demiraslan, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Burdur, Turkey
Özcan Özgel, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Burdur, Turkey
Received: Jan. 9, 2017;       Accepted: Jan. 18, 2017;       Published: Feb. 22, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.avs.20170501.13      View  3838      Downloads  166
The intention of this study was to determine the morphometric features of cranium in male Eurasian lynx obtained from Turkey. In the research, craniums of totally four adult male Eurasian lynx were used. After the scalps and superficial muscles of lynx were dissected, they were boiled and macerated. Forty one measurements were taken from the cranium by the help of a digital caliper. The measurements were analysed in the SPSS (20.0 version) package software. According to the results obtained, it was determined that the maximum length of the cranium was averagely 141.37 mm and maximum width of the cranium was averagely 95.83 mm in lynx. In the study, mandible maximum length was specified as 93.45 mm. Consequently, the osteometric measurements of the cranium and mandible in the male Eurasian lynx, which is in the threatening of extinction, were determined. It is thought that these data will be an essential data source related to the male bobcat in zooarchaeological gap in Turkey.
Eurasian Lynx, Cranium, Morphometry
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Mustafa Orhun Dayan, İftar Gürbüz, Yasin Demiraslan, Özcan Özgel, Craniometric Measurements of the Male Eurasian Lynx from Turkey, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 15-20. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20170501.13
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