Age Determination in the Dingo and Crossbreeds.
PC Catling, LK Corbett and M Westcott
18(1) 75 - 83
Growth curves were derived for captive known-age dingoes, Canis familiaris dingo, and their crosses with similarly sized domestic dogs, C. f. familiaris. Regular body measurements including weight and dried eye-lens weights were used. Age calibration curves and confidence limits were then produced to enable age estimation of animals of unknown birth date. Head length was the better predictor of age up to about 120 days, and eye-lens weight to about 500 days. The only difference in growth patterns in dingoes and crossbreeds from central and southern Australia was between sexes.
Full text doi:10.1071/WR9910075
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