here are the data:
> Calcaneus: no data given
> Coxae: ilium, ischium and pubis are not fused in a 2 months old
> fox; the symphysis begins to fuse with 8-9 months and is finally
> calcified after 12 months.
> Radius prox+dist: both not fused in a 2 months old individual
> Humerus prox+dist: both not fused in a 2 months old individual
> Femur prox+dist: proximal fused, distal not fused in a 2 months
> old individual
> Tibia prox+dist: both not fused in a 2 months old individual; the
> tibia epiphyses are the last to fuse but no exact date is given
> (Habermehl assumes that the situation is probably comparable to
> Meles meles, where the proximal epiphysis fuses between 20-22
> months and the distal between 24-28 months.
> Ulna prox+dist: proximal fused, distal not fused in a 2 months old
> Metapodials: no data given
> Scapula: fused with 2 months
Ref: Habermehl 1985, 115-120
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Am 30.07.2009 um 11:05 schrieb Jonny Geber:
> Dear all,
> Thanks to all of you who recommended literature in my previous
> query about ageing fox skeletons. The problem I have now is to
> actually access those sources – the Habermehl publication is more
> or less impossible to get hold of here in Ireland…
> So I wonder if any kind soul in possession of Habermehl’s
> “Altersbestimmung bei Wild- und Pelz- tieren” and with plenty of
> free time would mind looking up the following age-at-fusion data
> for the following epiphyses of fox (Vulpes vulpes):
> Radius prox+dist
> Humerus prox+dist
> Femur prox+dist
> Tibia prox+dist
> Radius prox+dist
> Ulna prox+dist
> Any help is greatly appreciated!
> Thanks a million!
> Jonny Geber
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