Gross and morphometrical studies on mandible of blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra).

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Om Prakash Choudhary; Ishwer Singh; Sanjay Kumar Bharti; Khan Idrees Mohd; Srinivas Sathapathy & Meena Mrigesh


The present study has been done on the mandible of blackbuck. The mandible was a paired bone. It was the largest bone of the skull, and it was made up of two halves, which were united with immovable articulation forming mandibular symphysis. It presented for description three surfaces and three borders. The lingual sur-face was smooth and concave. Its symphyseal surface was rough and irregular. The most prominent part of the curve of the ramus formed the angle of the jaw; the part of the ramus between the body and the angle was called horizontal part and carries the lower cheek teeth. The part of the ramus above the angle was termed the vertical part. The vertical part of ramus was non-tooth bearing, expanded vertical part of mandible. Each ramus presented for description two surfaces, two borders and two extremities. The lateral surface was widest at the angle and tapers towards the extremities.

KEY WORDS: Blackbuck; Mandible; Ramus; Teeth.

How to cite this article

CHOUDHARY, O. P.; SINGH, I.; BHARTI, S. K.; MOHD, K. I.; SATHAPATHY, S. & MRIGESH, M. Gross and morphometrical studies on mandible of blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra). Int. J. Morphol., 33(2):428-432, 2015.