Unaltered sequence of dental, skeletal, and sexual maturity in domestic dogs compared to the wolf

Abstract

It has been hypothesised that domestication altered the sequence of dental, skeletal, and sexual maturity of dogs when compared to their wolf ancestor. To test this we investigated a comprehensive sample of domestic dogs. We documented the timing of completed eruption of permanent dentition into occlusion (dental maturity) and the timing of growth plate… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s40851-016-0055-2

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