Age and Sex Determination in the Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius, Rodentia, Arvicolinae) Based on Measurements of the Pelvic Limb Bones

Age and Sex Determination in the Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius, Rodentia, Arvicolinae) Based on... A method was developed for determining the age and sex of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius L.) based on the measurements of the pelvic limb bones. The material was obtained from captive-bred animals of a known age. By using discriminant analysis, classification functions were found for dividing the animals of the sample analyzed (n = 56) by sex and age with an accuracy equal to one year. Testing the control group (n = 34) showed that the age of 90.0% of males and of 92.9% of females was determined correctly. The correctness of the classification by sex is 100%. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biology Bulletin Springer Journals

Age and Sex Determination in the Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius, Rodentia, Arvicolinae) Based on Measurements of the Pelvic Limb Bones

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Publisher
Pleiades Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Pleiades Publishing, Inc.
Subject
Life Sciences; Life Sciences, general; Cell Biology; Biochemistry, general; Zoology; Ecology
ISSN
1062-3590
eISSN
1608-3059
D.O.I.
10.1134/S1062359017090187
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Abstract

A method was developed for determining the age and sex of the water vole (Arvicola amphibius L.) based on the measurements of the pelvic limb bones. The material was obtained from captive-bred animals of a known age. By using discriminant analysis, classification functions were found for dividing the animals of the sample analyzed (n = 56) by sex and age with an accuracy equal to one year. Testing the control group (n = 34) showed that the age of 90.0% of males and of 92.9% of females was determined correctly. The correctness of the classification by sex is 100%.

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Biology BulletinSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 14, 2018

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