Étude des caractères non-métriques dans une population d'ours des cavernes (Ursus spelaeus ROSENMÜLLER & HEINROTH, 1794) provenant de la grotte de Vaucluse (Doubs, France)

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Year:
2006
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Journal:
Revue de Paleobiologie
Volume:
25
Number:
SPEC. ISS.
Pages:
3 - 9
Month:
2006
ISSN:
0253-6730
Abstract:
Many bones of cave bear were found in the cave of Vaucluse (Doubs, France). The JAGHER{\textquoteright}S collection is part of this material and was the subject of my thesis, supervised by Professor Louis CHAIX. This study presents information on several non-metric features -such as the number of premolars, the supra-trochlear foramen, the folds of the os carpi ulnare, the sagittal sulcus, the astragaliaulcus, the congenital absence of a tooth or the fusion of two bones - as observed in the population of cave bears from the cave of Vaucluse. Most of these non-metric features have previously been described for other populations, providing a basis for comparison. Their frequency differs between populations, suggesting that they can provide evidence of population biology.