Discrimination of the sister hedgehog species Erinaceus concolor and E. roumanicus (Erinaceomorpha: Mammalia): a geometric morphometric approachThis study investigates skull variation between the two closely related hedgehog species, Erinaceus concolor and E. roumanicus by using geometric morphometric analyses based on 2-dimensional landmarks. For this purpose, a total of 68 specimens were evaluated: 54 E. concolor and 14 E. roumanicus. The results of PCA, ANOVA and MANOVA...
Demirtaş, Sadik ; Gündüz, Islam ; Herman, Jeremy S
A contribution to the Age-Class Determination of Martes foina Erxleben, 1777 from Turkey (Mammalia: Carnivora)This study was based on 57 beech marten (Martes foina) specimens collected in Turkey between 1994 and 1998. The specimens were divided into 3 age classes as young, juvenile, and adult on the basis of the morphology of the sagittal and lambdoidal crests, and temporal ridges, relative lengths of the...
Albayrak, Irfan ; Özen, Ahmet Selçuk ; Kitchener, Andrew C