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RESEARCH ARTICLE

The eye lens as an indicator of age in the wild rabbit in Australia

ML Dudzinski and R Mykytowycz

CSIRO Wildlife Research 6(2) 156 - 159
Published: 1961

Abstract

The weights of dried eye-lenses collected from 71 free-living Australian wild rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus (L.), of known age have been subjected to statistical treatment. It has been found that the weight of the eye-lens is a reliable indicator of a rabbit's age up to approximately 150 days. A suitable transformation has been suggested for analysis of the relation between weights of organs and age of growing animals.

https://doi.org/10.1071/CWR9610156

© CSIRO 1961


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