Morphology of a mammoth calf (Mammuthus primigenius) from Ol’chan (Oimiakon, Yakutia)

@article{Maschenko2013MorphologyOA,
  title={Morphology of a mammoth calf (Mammuthus primigenius) from Ol’chan (Oimiakon, Yakutia)},
  author={Evgeny N Maschenko and G. G. Boeskorov and Valerii Baranov},
  journal={Paleontological Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={47},
  pages={425-438}
}
A partial corpse of a woolly mammoth calf (M. primigenius) found in 2004 in the Ol’chan mine (Oimiakon, Yakutia) is described. Based on DP3 and body size, the calf is considered to be 14–16 months of individual age. The specimen provides new data on the skeletal morphology and biological features of the woolly mammoth. The formation of mammoth skeleton, ossification of epiphyses, apophyses, and morphology of soft tissues are described for the first time based on multisection spiral X-ray… Expand

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