[Component analysis of craniologic characters of silver foxes (Vulpes fulvus Desm.) and their changes arising under domestication].


The data on cranial measurements performed in silver foxes indicate that there are differences in sizes measured between the farm foxes--bred population and the population selected for domestication. A method of principal components was used to analyse the cranial measurements and their changes under domestication. The first component covers about 50% of… (More)