Ossification sequence in the mole Talpa occidentalis (Eulipotyphla, Talpidae) and comparison with other mammals

Prochel, J. and Goswami, A. and Carmona, D. F. and Jiménez, R. (2008) Ossification sequence in the mole Talpa occidentalis (Eulipotyphla, Talpidae) and comparison with other mammals. Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde, 73 (5). pp. 399-403. DOI 10.1016/j.mambio.2007.05.014

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Abstract

The skeleton of mammals has been the subject of detailed anatomical and functional studies for centuries, and investigations of its ontogeny enjoy a long tradition (Starck 1995). However, knowledge of the timing of ossification is restricted to few species. Most available data of this kind pertain to species used in the lab or domesticated animals (e.g., Curgy 1965). Here we report on the ossification timing in the Iberian mole Talpa occidentalis (Fig. 1), based on the study of a developmental series obtained in studies of reproductive biology and growth in this species (e.g., Barrionuevo et al., 2004 F.J. Barrionuevo, F. Zurita, M. Burgos and R. Jiménez, Developmental stages and growth rate of the mole Talpa occidentalis (Insectivora, Mammalia), J. Mammal. 85 (2004), pp. 120–125. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (5)Barrionuevo et al. 2004). This study complements those on the ossification patterns in the European mole Talpa europaea (Prochel 2006; Goswami and Prochel 2007) and in other eulipotyphlans (Prochel et al. 2004).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 08AREP IA55
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Mammalian Biology - Zeitschrift fur Saugetierkunde
Volume: 73
Page Range: pp. 399-403
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.mambio.2007.05.014
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/610

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