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Morphometric and macroanatomic examination of auditory ossicles in male wolves (Canis lupus)

İftar Gürbüz, Yasin Demiraslan, Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Kadir Aslan
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2019.0011
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Pubmed: 30687911

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In the study was aimed to determine morphometric and macroanatomic features of auditory ossicles and tympanic bulla in wolf. For this purpose, seven skulls of adult male wolf were used in the study. Auditory ossicles was photographed on a dissection microscope after it was removed from the skull. A total of 14 morphometric measurements were taken among the different points of malleus, incus and stapes in Image J programme. The values of mean of the measurements were obtained and statistically compared in terms of direction (right-left). In male wolves, the length of right and left malleus were determined as mean 9.35±0.14 and 9.57±0.25 mm, the length of incus as mean 3.01±0.32 and 2.94±0.16 mm, and the length of stapes as mean 2.57±0.12 and 2.59±0.14 mm, respectively. The differences were not statistically important when all the morphometric parameters were compared in terms of direction (P> 0.05). It is considered that this study will contribute to the anatomical studies to be conducted in canidea family regarding auditory ossicles.

Abstract

In the study was aimed to determine morphometric and macroanatomic features of auditory ossicles and tympanic bulla in wolf. For this purpose, seven skulls of adult male wolf were used in the study. Auditory ossicles was photographed on a dissection microscope after it was removed from the skull. A total of 14 morphometric measurements were taken among the different points of malleus, incus and stapes in Image J programme. The values of mean of the measurements were obtained and statistically compared in terms of direction (right-left). In male wolves, the length of right and left malleus were determined as mean 9.35±0.14 and 9.57±0.25 mm, the length of incus as mean 3.01±0.32 and 2.94±0.16 mm, and the length of stapes as mean 2.57±0.12 and 2.59±0.14 mm, respectively. The differences were not statistically important when all the morphometric parameters were compared in terms of direction (P> 0.05). It is considered that this study will contribute to the anatomical studies to be conducted in canidea family regarding auditory ossicles.

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bulla tympanica, morphometry, ossicula auditivus, wolf

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Morphometric and macroanatomic examination of auditory ossicles in male wolves (Canis lupus)

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Folia Morphologica

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Published online

2019-01-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2019.0011

Pubmed

30687911

Keywords

bulla tympanica
morphometry
ossicula auditivus
wolf

Authors

İftar Gürbüz
Yasin Demiraslan
Mustafa Orhun Dayan
Kadir Aslan

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