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Craniometric differences among Malayan sun bears (Ursus Malayanus); Evolutionary and taxonomic implications

Meijaard, Erik


In this paper I use multivariate statistical analyses of Sun Bear (Ursus malayanus) skull measurements to investigate the differences between specimens from Borneo, Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula, and the Asian mainland. Specimens from Borneo were significantly smaller than those from elsewhere, but they had relatively long tooth rows. There were no significant differences between specimens from Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula and the Asian mainland. Based on these results, the interpretation of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Raffles Bulletin of Zoology


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