Object structure

Title:

Craniometrical sex determination of wild cat Felis silvestris in Bulgaria

Creator:

Petrov, I. ; Nikolov, H. ; Gerasimov, S.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1992

Description:

Analyses were made of 118 skull measurements of adult wild cats Felis silvestris Schreber, 1777 from Bulgaria, taken on 24 males, 20 females and 10 animals whose sex was not known in advance. Group (cluster) analysis of cases, factor analysis, and stepvise discriminant analysis were adapted. The cluster analysis of cases indicated a high level of sex mixture (up to 40%), which suggested the importance of the outliers in the data. Six keys to sexual dimorphism, of very high statistical signifiance were produced, through the stepvise discriminant analysis. They included from 9 down to 1 variables each, which provided from 100% down to 93.8% of correct sex classification of wild cat skulls.

Subject and Keywords:

Bulgaria ; Felis silvestris ; craniometrical sex determination ; sexual dimorphism ; stepwise discriminant analysis ; dymorfizm płciowy ; określanie płci ; pomiar czaszki ; żbik ; Bułgaria

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

37

Issue:

4

Start page:

381

End page:

396

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.92-39

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund