Dermatoglyphics of the nganasans and the forest entsy from the Taimir Peninsula

Authors

  • O. K. Galaktionov,

    1. Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Novosibirsk, 630091 U.S.S.R.
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  • V. M. Efimov,

    1. Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Novosibirsk, 630091 U.S.S.R.
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  • T. V. Goltsova,

    1. Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Novosibirsk, 630091 U.S.S.R.
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  • S. V. Lemza

    1. Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Siberian Branch of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the U.S.S.R., Novosibirsk, 630091 U.S.S.R.
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Abstract

Dermatoglyphic data on 17 traits (digital arches, ulnar loops, whorls, patterns on the hypothenar and thenar/I,II,III, and IV interdigital areas, main line C absence and its incompleteness, mean digital ridge-count, a–b, b–c, and c–d ridge–counts, atd angle, pattern intensity index, and main line index) are presented in this paper for 194 males and 224 females from the Taimir Peninsula. Also presented is a population analysis of the Taimir aborigines based on quantitative traits, and comparisons of this population with some Siberian and North American populations.

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