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2011
Volume 14
Issue 4
Topic:
Veterinary Medicine
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Brudnicki W. , Brudnicki A. , Kirkiłło-Stacewicz K. , Grzywacz K. , Nowicki W. , Skoczylas B. , Wach J. 2011. THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CHEEK TEETH IN AUROCH (BOS PRIMIGENIUS BOJANUS [1827]) FROM THE TUCHOLA FOREST, EJPAU 14(4), #10.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume14/issue4/abs-10.html

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CHEEK TEETH IN AUROCH (BOS PRIMIGENIUS BOJANUS [1827]) FROM THE TUCHOLA FOREST

Witold Brudnicki1, Adam Brudnicki2, Krzysztof Kirkiłło-Stacewicz1, Karol Grzywacz3, Włodzimierz Nowicki1, Benedykt Skoczylas1, Jan Wach1
1 Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2 University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
3 Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

Dentition was examined in an adult male auroch skull found in the Tuchola Forest (Poland). The investigated skull was almost complete, except for the incisive bones and mandibles, and presented eight upper premolar and molar teeth. Morphologic description and morphometric analysis of these teeth, focusing on occlusal surface features such as nodules, funnels, folds of enamel, prove that auroch dentition is adjusted to the fragmentation of grasses, sedges and herbs, which, in turn, indicates that auroch, being a grazer, was originally associated with steppes and forest steppes.

Key words: auroch, cheek teeth, morphometry.


Witold Brudnicki
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: anat@utp.edu.pl

Adam Brudnicki
University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Mazowiecka 28, 85-084 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: brudnicki.adam@gmail.com

Krzysztof Kirkiłło-Stacewicz
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: krzysztof.stacewicz@o2.pl

Karol Grzywacz
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting,
University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6, 85-029 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: kgz@tuchola.pl

Włodzimierz Nowicki
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: wlodek_novika@interia.eu

Benedykt Skoczylas
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: anat@utp.edu.pl

Jan Wach
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Technology and Life Sciences, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
Phone: 052 374 95 10
email: janwach82@poczta.onet.pl

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