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Morphological Differences between Sheep and Goat Calcanea Using Two-Dimensional Geometric Morphometrics

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    Identifier: imarina:9286857
  • Authors:

    Lloveras, Lluis
    Rissech, Carme
    Davis, Simon
    Pares-Casanova, Pere M.
  • Others:

    Author, as appears in the article.: Lloveras, Lluis; Rissech, Carme; Davis, Simon; Pares-Casanova, Pere M.;
    Department: Ciències Mèdiques Bàsiques
    URV's Author/s: Rissech Badalló, Maria del Carmen
    Keywords: Zooarchaeology Small bovid Shape Ovis-aries l. Ovis aries Osteology Mandibular teeth Distinctions Capra hircus Calcaneum Bones
    Abstract: Simple Summary This study aims to analyse variations in the morphology of the calcaneum among sheep and goats based upon two-dimensional geometric morphometrics (GM). According to our results, clear interspecific differences in the morphology of this bone were extracted. The use of GM methods has enabled us to assess small but significant amounts of geometric variation that are difficult to measure using traditional morphometric techniques, providing a new and useful perspective to the existing literature. The distinction between bones of sheep and bones of goats is a difficult issue in zooarchaeology. Several studies undertaken in the past to facilitate this task have relied upon both qualitative criteria and osteometry. Geometric morphometrics has proved to be a powerful tool to evaluate morphological differences in a rigorous and detailed manner. This study aims to analyse variations in the morphology of the calcaneum among sheep and goats based upon two-dimensional geometric morphometrics (GM). Twenty landmarks were selected on the surfaces of 79 calcanea (47 sheep and 32 goats) to calculate the principal components of shape variations among these specimens. Clear interspecific differences in the morphology of this bone were extracted. Most are located on the calcaneal tuber and neck, the sustentacular tali region, the articular surfaces of both the malleolus and the cubonavicular. Furthermore, the use of GM methods has enabled us to assess small but significant amounts of geometric variation that are difficult to measure using traditional morphometric techniques. They provide a new and useful perspective to what is already known in the published literature. Our results shed new light upon the possibility of the existence of qualitative features that may help to distinguish caprine breeds.
    Thematic Areas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Veterinary sciences Veterinary (miscellaneous) Veterinary (all) Medicina veterinaria Interdisciplinar General veterinary Engenharias iii Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Biodiversidade Animal science and zoology Agriculture, dairy & animal science
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: carme.rissech@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-1014-8813
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/12/21/2945
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Animals. 12 (21):
    APA: Lloveras, Lluis; Rissech, Carme; Davis, Simon; Pares-Casanova, Pere M.; (2022). Morphological Differences between Sheep and Goat Calcanea Using Two-Dimensional Geometric Morphometrics. Animals, 12(21), -. DOI: 10.3390/ani12212945
    Article's DOI: 10.3390/ani12212945
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2022
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science,Animal Science and Zoology,Veterinary (Miscellaneous),Veterinary Sciences
    Zooarchaeology
    Small bovid
    Shape
    Ovis-aries l.
    Ovis aries
    Osteology
    Mandibular teeth
    Distinctions
    Capra hircus
    Calcaneum
    Bones
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Veterinary sciences
    Veterinary (miscellaneous)
    Veterinary (all)
    Medicina veterinaria
    Interdisciplinar
    General veterinary
    Engenharias iii
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Biodiversidade
    Animal science and zoology
    Agriculture, dairy & animal science
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