Weidong Wena-b and Jianlin Wanga
aKey Lab of Arid and Grassland Agroecology, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University,
bFaculty of Medicine, Northwest University for Nationalities, Lanzhou, 730000, PR China
The allometric analysis and correlation degree between tooth and cranial length of the bactrian camel has been carried out by survey and statistics. The result show that there were differences in the tooth variables of male and female groups, and the degree of variation in central incisor and canine molars of male was significant. The dental variables were faster in male than in female and male + female groups, regardless of the life strategy. The correlation between mandibular tooth dimensions and cranial length was closer in maxilla regardless of female or male + female group. These anatomical features agree with the corresponding adaptive behaviours of the bactrian camel and provide a morphological evidence of the camel to adapt to the arid and semi-arid environment.
Key words: Allo-metric analysis, bactrian camel, correlation, cranial length, dental ariables