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Observations on the Characteristics of Vertebrae and Tubular Bone of Felis bieti
Author of the article:CHEN Xiao-cheng, LI Wen-jing*
Author's Workplace:(Key Laboratory of Adaptation and Evolution of Plateau Biota, Northwest Institute of Plateau Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining 810008, China)
Key Words: Chinese mountain cat; vertebra; tubular bone; characteristics
Abstract:Vertebra of the Chinese mountain cat, Felis bieti, was composed of 7 cervical, 13 thoracic, 6 lumbar, 3 healing sacral, and 20 coccygeal vertebrae. The characteristics of vertebra in Chinese mountain cats were generally described and compared with that of domestic cats. The basic characteristics of the tubular bone of Chinese mountain cats were also discussed here.
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