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A preliminary study on the morphometrics of the Bornean elephant

Othman, N., Maryati, M., Ahmad, A. H., Nathan, S., Pierson, H. T. and Goossens, Benoit 2008. A preliminary study on the morphometrics of the Bornean elephant. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 4 (1) , pp. 109-113.

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Abstract

This is the first morphometric study on the Bornean subspecies of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis). The morphological measurements of captive E. m. borneensis in Sabah were taken and compared to those of the captive elephants (E. m. indicus) in Peninsula Malaysia in an attempt to see if there were any morphological differences. No significant differences were found in the selected measurements between Bornean elephants and Peninsula Malaysia elephants (ANCOVA, r > 0.05). Results indicated that there is positive relationship between age and the selected morphometric measurements.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Malaysia Citation Centre & Ministry of Higher Education
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 09:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/95663

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