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Dimorphism in the Skull Form of Golden Jackals (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Western Balkans: A Geometric Morphometric Approach

Dimorphism in the Skull Form of Golden Jackals (Canis aureus Linnaeus, 1758) in the Western Balkans: A Geometric Morphometric Approach

Andrea Rezic1, Ivica Boskovic2, Piera Lubinu3, Marina Piria1, Tihomir Florijancic2, Massimo Scandura3 and Nikica Sprem1*

1Department of Fisheries, Beekeeping, Game Management and special Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
2Department of Game Management, Fisheries and Beekeeping, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Ulica kralja Petra Svačića 1d, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
3Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources, University of Sassari, Via Muroni 25, 07100 Sassari, Italy

*           Corresponding author: nsprem@agr.hr 

Fig 1

Landmarks recorded on the dorsal side of the skull and on the lateral side of the mandible (for anatomical definitions, see Table I).

Fig 2

Scatter plots of the first two principal components (PC1 and PC2) of the specimens separated by sex. A, Skulls in dorsal view; B, Lateral view of mandibles. Symbols: black circles, females; grey circles, males.

Fig 3

Cross-validated discriminant analysis of the skull and mandible of golden jackals. Histograms show the values of the cross-validation scores. Wireframe deformations are used to demonstrate shape changes. A, Skulls in dorsal view; B, Lateral view of mandibles. Symbols: dark grey bars, females; light grey bars, males.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

April

Vol. 49, Iss. 2, Pages 425-759

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