Early Skeletal Development in Talpa europaea, the Common European Mole

@inproceedings{Prochel2006EarlySD,
  title={Early Skeletal Development in Talpa europaea, the Common European Mole},
  author={Jan Prochel},
  booktitle={Zoological science},
  year={2006}
}
  • J. Prochel
  • Published in Zoological science 1 May 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
Abstract An ontogenetic series of 22 cleared and double-stained prenatal specimens was used to study the sequence of ossification of selected postcranial skeletal elements of Talpa europaea. Results were compared with nine other therian mammals, with Alligator, Chelydra, and Lacerta as outgroups. Using the event-pairing method, shifts in the onset of ossification in T. europaea, Sus, and Homo were identified. In T. europaea, the ossification of the cervical vertebrae starts before the… 
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