Morphometric Investigations of Breed‐Specific Features in Feline Skulls and Considerations on their Functional Implications

@article{Knzel2003MorphometricIO,
  title={Morphometric Investigations of Breed‐Specific Features in Feline Skulls and Considerations on their Functional Implications},
  author={Wolfgang W F K{\"u}nzel and Sabine M Breit and M Oppel},
  journal={Anatomia},
  year={2003},
  volume={32}
}
A total of 17 parameters (nine lengths, four heights, four widths) was used to characterize the shape of the skull in a sample of 69 pure bred cats. Results of the discriminant analysis confirmed three phenotypically different skull formations, i.e. the round‐shaped, the triangular and the cuneiform. Further statistical analyses revealed that the appearance of the skull was especially variable in the case of a round shape and that the lengths had been especially affected by these… Expand
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