Mammal Bones and Teeth: An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones & teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth from a small range of common Old World mammals.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Aims 2. Animals Included 3. Terms, Abbreviations, Divisions and Directions in the Skeleton and Dentition 4. Bones and Their Identification 5. General Note About the Drawings 6. Size and Variation 7. Antlers 8. Horn Cores 9. Cranial Bones 10. Teeth 11. Tooth Sockets 12. Mandible 13. Vertebrae 14. Ribs 15. Scapula 16. Humerus 17. Radius-ulna 18. Innominate Bone 19. Femur 20. Tibia-fibula 21. Carpals 22. Tarsals 23. Bovid and Cervid Metapodials 24. Horse Metapodials 25. Metapodials of Cats, Dogs, Pigs, and Humans 26. Phalanges 27. References 28. Index

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