An Osteological Study of the Dugong Dugong dugon (Sirenia) from India

James, P S B R (1974) An Osteological Study of the Dugong Dugong dugon (Sirenia) from India. Marine Biology, 27 . pp. 173-184.



An osteological study of the dugong (sea cow) Du- gong dugon (MOiler) from India, based on complete skeletons of an adult male and a juvenile female indicated certain morphological variations with age. It has also revealed a close osteological similarity between the dugongs from India and the Red Sea. Based on a statistical analysis, regres- sion equations for certain typical skull measure- ments have been calculated; these equations, charac- teristic of the dugong from India, could be used for comparing dugongs of different regions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Dugong Dugong; Sirenia; India; Osteology
Subjects:Marine Mammals > Sea cow
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:6457
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