East Greenland and Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus): adaptive variation between two populations using skull morphometrics as an indicator of environmental and genetic differences.

@article{Pertoldi2012EastGA,
  title={East Greenland and Barents Sea polar bears (Ursus maritimus): adaptive variation between two populations using skull morphometrics as an indicator of environmental and genetic differences.},
  author={Cino Pertoldi and Christian Sonne and \Oystein Wiig and Hans J\orgen Baag\oe and Volker Loeschcke and Thea \Ostergaard Bechsh\oft},
  journal={Hereditas},
  year={2012},
  volume={149 3},
  pages={99-107}
}
A morphometric study was conducted on four skull traits of 37 male and 18 female adult East Greenland polar bears (Ursus maritimus) collected 1892-1968, and on 54 male and 44 female adult Barents Sea polar bears collected 1950-1969. The aim was to compare differences in size and shape of the bear skulls using a multivariate approach, characterizing the… CONTINUE READING