Multivariate geographical variation of the Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Wales

Authors

  • L. W. Huson,

    1. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Agricultural Science Service, Tolworth Laboratory, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey
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  • R. J. C. Page

    1. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Agricultural Science Service, Worplesdon Laboratory, Tangley Place, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey
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Abstract

Seven different cranial measurements of foxes of known sex were recorded. Univariate and multivariate techniques were used to study the geographical variability of the skulls. A clear multivariate separation of skulls from six counties in Wales is demonstrated, which is correlated with certain geographic features of the areas from which the skulls were obtained.

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