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MORPHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SKULL OF AUROCHS (BOS PRIMIGENIUS BOJANUS 1827) FROM THE TUCHOLA FOREST

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Author(s): WITOLD Brudnicki | Karol GRZYWACZ | ADAM Brudnicki | Krzysztof KIRKIŁŁO STACEWICZ | WŁODZIMIERZ Nowicki | JAN Wach | Benedykt SKOCZYLAS | RYSZARD Jabłoński

Journal: Journal of Central European Agriculture
ISSN 1332-9049

Volume: 13;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 330;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: auroch | morphometry | skull

ABSTRACT
The aurochs skull was found in Tuchola Forest (the Kujawy and Pomorze Province) in the vicinity of Tuchola. The skull analyzed has come from adult male aurochs, and it is almost complete, only deprived of small fragments of a single incisive bone and the jaw. The osteometric analysis following the method by Duerst [5] was performed. The observations made and measurements taken make it possible to develop our knowledge with further information concerning that extinct species as well as provide information on the occurrence and distribution of aurochs. The measurements made will also facilitate the confrontation of craniometric parameters in aurochs from the Tuchola Forest with the skulls originated from other parts of the country.
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