Variations and anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from southern Brazil

Borges Costa, A. P. , Loch, C. and Simões-Lopes, P. C. (2016) Variations and anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (Cetacea, Delphinidae) from southern Brazil. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals, 11(1-2), pp. 212-219. (doi: 10.5597/lajam00230)

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Abstract

This paper describes cases of morphological variation and bone anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin, with emphasis on the vertebral column and considering the physical maturity of those specimens.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Borges De Camargo Costa, Dr Ana
Authors: Borges Costa, A. P., Loch, C., and Simões-Lopes, P. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals
Publisher:Sociedad Latinoamericana de Especialistas en Mamiferos Acuaticos (SOLAMAC)
ISSN:1676-7497
ISSN (Online):2236-1057
Published Online:29 December 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals 11(1-2): 212-219
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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