A preliminary study on the morphometrics of the Bornean Elephant

Nurzhafarina Othman and Maryati Mohamed, Datin and Abdul Hamid Ahmad and Senthivel Nathan and Heather Thomas Pierson and Benoit Goossens (2008) A preliminary study on the morphometrics of the Bornean Elephant. Journal Of Tropical Biology And Conservation, 4 (1). pp. 109-113. ISSN 1823-3920


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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
Keyword: Bornean elephant, morphometric measurements
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL1-991 Zoology > QL605-739.8 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL700-739.8 Mammals
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Department: INSTITUTE > Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2011 15:54
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 15:55
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/1773

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