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Cranial and skeletal growth patterns in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes L., 1758)
Englund J.
P. 101-108
Different year-classes of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) grow to the same mean size during their first autumn of life in areas with a good food supply. Most parts of the cranium, mandible and long bones stop growing during the September-November period in yearlings. The zygomatic width is an exception and continues to grow throughout the winter. Several parts of the cranium and mandible continue to increase for many years.


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