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Modularity and Integration in the Skull of Canis lupus (Linnaeus 1758): A Geometric Morphometrics Study on Domestic Dogs and Wolves

  title={Modularity and Integration in the Skull of Canis lupus (Linnaeus 1758): A Geometric Morphometrics Study on Domestic Dogs and Wolves},
  author={Stefan Curth and Martin S. Fischer and Kornelius Kupczik},
The skull shape variation in domestic dogs exceeds that of grey wolves by far. The artificial selection of dogs has even led to breeds with mismatching upper and lower jaws and maloccluded teeth. For that reason, it has been advocated that their skulls (including the teeth) can be divided into more or less independent modules on the basis of genetics, development or function. In this study, we investigated whether the large diversity of dog skulls and the frequent occurrence of orofacial… 

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