Brain size/body weight in the dingo (Canis dingo): comparisons with domestic and wild canids

  title={Brain size/body weight in the dingo (Canis dingo): comparisons with domestic and wild canids},
  author={Bradley P. Smith and Teghan Lucas and Rachel Norris and Maciej Henneberg},
  journal={Australian Journal of Zoology},
  pages={292 - 301}
Abstract. Endocranial volume was measured in a large sample (n = 128) of free-ranging dingoes (Canis dingo) where body size was known. The brain/body size relationship in the dingoes was compared with populations of wild (Family Canidae) and domestic canids (Canis familiaris). Despite a great deal of variation among wild and domestic canids, the brain/body size of dingoes forms a tight cluster within the variation of domestic dogs. Like dogs, free-ranging dingoes have paedomorphic crania… 
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