Morphometric technique to determine the age of adult Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in relation to their frontal neurocranial phenotype
Elephant Conservation Organization, LK
When classifying the age of elephants, relying on a single formulae can be erroneous, and therefore, multiple morphological features should be tested. In this research, a morphometric pattern was used to determine the age of adult Asian elephants. Since Asian elephants’ neurocranium is vertically elongated when compared to its African counterpart, it was attempted to develop an age-classifying model focusing on the features that are co-enhanced by the neurocranium. A scale was created using n = 4 diffeomorpho metric models, and n = 4 age clusters were assigned to the scale in relation to the diffeomorpho metric pattern. The age range was detectable in the final result relative to the physiognomy model scale.
How to Cite:
Muthukumarana, T. (2023). Morphometric technique to determine the age of adult Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in relation to their frontal neurocranial phenotype. Ceylon Journal of Science, 52(1), 17–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v52i1.8100
01 Mar 2023.