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Z BOCHENSKI and Z BOCHENSKI (1992)

Correlation between the wing length of living birds and measurements of their bones.

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 122(1):123-132.

An indirect method useful in identifying fossil and recent bird bone remains is described. In birds belonging to one group (genus, family) of similar body plan, various measurements of the bones are correlated with wing length. The latter parameter may be easily found in ornithological literature. The minimal and maximal measurements of the wing length compared with the minimal and maximal measurements of a bone, show linear arrangement in diagrams. It enables us to estimate the wing length on the basis of the size of a bone which may be helpful in determining the taxonomic position of the bone - even if the species is not represented in osteological collections.

BIRD; WING LENGTH; BONE SIZES; CORRELATION; IDENTIFICATION
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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