A Comparative Morphometric Study on the Skull of the Tuj and Morkaraman Sheep

Ozcan S., Aksoy G., Kurtul I., Aslan K., Ozudogru Z.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.16, no.1, pp.111-114, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-114
  • Keywords: Morphometry, Skull, Tuj and Morkaraman sheep
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


This study was undertaken to reveal morphometric skull features of the Tuj and Morkaraman sheep. The skulls of 10 months old 6 male Tuj and 6 male Morkaraman sheep were used. A number of 38 craniometric measurements were taken from skulls of both species. Craniofacial indices were also calculated. There were no significant differences determined between the heads of these species except the measurement which displayed the width between the two orbita (entorbitale entorbitale = least breadth between the orbits), P<0.05. The least breadth between the orbits of 66.58+/-2.263 mm in Tuj sheep and, 70.41+/-2.538 mm in Morkaraman sheep were obtained.