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Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0011. [Epub ahead of print]

Morphometric and macroanatomic examination of auditory ossicles in male wolves (Canis lupus).

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1
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Burdur,, Turkey. iftar@msn.com.
2
Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Burdur,, Turkey.
3
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey.
4
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University.

Abstract

In the study was aimed to determine morphometric and macroanatomic features of auditory ossicles and tympanic bulla in wolf. For this purpose, seven skulls of adult male wolf were used in the study. Auditory ossicles was photographed on a dissection microscope after it was removed from the skull. A total of 14 morphometric measurements were taken among the different points of malleus, incus and stapes in Image J programme. The values of mean of the measurements were obtained and statistically compared in terms of direction (right-left). In male wolves, the length of right and left malleus were determined as mean 9.35±0.14 and 9.57±0.25 mm, the length of incus as mean 3.01±0.32 and 2.94±0.16 mm, and the length of stapes as mean 2.57±0.12 and 2.59±0.14 mm, respectively. The differences were not statistically important when all the morphometric parameters were compared in terms of direction (P> 0.05). It is considered that this study will contribute to the anatomical studies to be conducted in canidea family regarding auditory ossicles.

KEYWORDS:

bulla tympanica; morphometry; ossicula auditivus; wolf

PMID:
30687911
DOI:
10.5603/FM.a2019.0011
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