Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus).

@article{Winer2016DentalAT,
  title={Dental and Temporomandibular Joint Pathology of the Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus).},
  author={Jenna Nicole Winer and Boaz Arzi and Dustin M. Leale and Philip H Kass and Frank Verstraete},
  journal={Journal of comparative pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={155 2-3},
  pages={231-241}
}
Museum specimens (maxillae and/or mandibles) from 317 polar bears (Ursus maritimus) were examined macroscopically according to predefined criteria and 249 specimens were included in this study. The specimens were acquired between 1906 and 2011. There were 126 specimens (50.6%) from male animals, 93 (37.3%) from female animals and 30 (12.1%) from animals of unknown sex. The ages of the animals ranged from neonate to adult, with 125 adults (50.2%) and 124 young adults (49.8%) included and… CONTINUE READING
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