Biology of the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) in a laboratory environment. IX. Preweaning growth of the skull.

Abstract

The pattern of skull growth of the rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) over the pre-weaning period of development reveals a characteristic triphasic outline which stems, in part, from the interplay of the external environment and the genetic endowment. Within the triphasic spectrum the neural skull growth exhibits an accelerated rate of growth during the… (More)

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