Hair of West European Mammals: Atlas and Identification Key
Mammalian hair has long played a role in human society; as fur for clothing, in the production of cloth, or in the production of brushes. Scientists too make use of mammalian hair as a diagnostic tool in areas such as animal ecology, wildlife biology, and nature management. The identification of hairs found in the field, in the intestine or faeces of carnivores, or in the pellets of owls and raptors, can yield valuable information on the distribution of mammals and the diet of their predators. This photographic atlas aids correct identification by providing data on the colour, form and length of hair and the structure of the cuticula, medulla and cross-sections. Identification is also aided by the provision of keys. This unique book will provide a valuable reference source for ecologists, zoologists and forensic scientists.
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2оох 4оох 50pm CROSS SECTION Apodemus Artiodactyla basal Canidae cells wide central shaft central shield Chiroptera circular cloisonné cloisonné pattern Combined cuticula-cortex cortex Cricetus CROSS SECTION 200X Cross-sections of GH CUTICU Cuticula of GH cuticular pattern diameter diamond petal pattern distal distal shaft distal shield Eliomys F ig Felidae GH 2 CROSS GH l cross-section GH l cuticula GH l medulla Idem l and GH LAGOMORPHA layer Length of GH longitudinal Lutra MEDULLA 400 medulla Fig Medulla of GH medullar cells medullar margins Medullar pattern Meles meles Micromys Murinae Mus musculus Mustela Mustelidae oblong oil has penetrated oil penetration overhair pattern Fig photo atlas pigment Pipistrellus Procyon lotor proximal shaft proximal shield resembles scale margins shaft and proximal shaft of GH shield Fig shield of GH shown in Fig slides species straight structure Tamias sibiricus type of hair underhair usually vibrissae width борт рт