Table 1

Specimens and measurements
Order Family Genus species Collection Number upper tooth row length lower tooth row length upper OPCR lower OPCR t d a w
Carnivora Canidae Alopex lagopus FMNH 1345 3 3 154.25 96.75 3.22 8.71 22.21 56.20
Carnivora Canidae Canis mesomelas NMV C32235 3 3 147.25 124.38 5.90 7.54 38.05 64.82
Carnivora Canidae Canis aureus ZMB 52447 3 3 172.62 132.88 3.37 10.16 19.73 70.00
Carnivora Canidae Vulpes vulpes NMV C25076 3 3 153.38 111.38 4.44 9.75 24.49 65.48
Carnivora Canidae Vulpes vulpes NMV C25077 3 3 150.12 113.62 4.10 8.43 25.93 66.88
Carnivora Felidae Acinonyx jubatus FMNH U31 2 1 52.62 36.50 4.80 11.41 23.39 108.60
Carnivora Felidae Neofelis nebulosa NMV R11997 2 1 42.62 18.38 4.71 14.04 18.55 97.48
Carnivora Herpestidae Herpestes ichneumon ZMB 83028 3 2 144.25 101.12 2.87 6.04 29.46 41.70
Carnivora Herpestidae Mungos mungo NMV R1555 3 2 120.25 80.62 2.70 4.46 31.16 32.81
Carnivora Herpestidae Suricata suricatta NMV R2454 3 2 162.62 64.12 1.12 1.24 42.18 38.63
Carnivora Herpestidae Suricata suricatta NMV R2486 3 2 143.12 77.25 0.76 1.67 24.43 38.57
Carnivora Hyaenidae Crocuta crocuta FMNH 30.196 2 1 76.12 55.88 4.77 18.92 14.76 123.00
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela putorius NMV C22360 2 2 73.38 42.88 0.93 3.58 14.56 31.02
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela putorius NMV C32788 2 2 76.38 37.25 1.30 2.96 23.72 32.84
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela frenata NMV C11225 2 2 75.25 41.38 1.17 2.61 24.11 25.76
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela frenata NMV C31304 2 2 60.50 38.88 1.23 2.41 27.03 18.32
Carnivora Mustelidae Mustela lutreola ZMB 94308 2 2 119.25 71.25 0.92 3.31 16.36 34.70
Carnivora Mustelidae Vormela peregusna SMNH A91 5107 2 2 113.25 56.75 0.94 2.94 19.05 28.90
Carnivora Viverridae Genetta genetta SMNH A58 042 3 2 143.88 139.50 2.21 3.60 40.45 34.90
Carnivora Viverridae Viverra zibetha NMV C1845 3 2 129.62 83.88 2.83 5.36 27.82 37.51
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasycercus cristicauda NMV C5364 4 4 251.88 188.25 1.34 1.80 36.59 22.65
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasycercus cristicauda NMV C5356 4 4 238.38 180.50 1.42 1.55 42.40 22.83
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus geoffroii NMV C31515 4 4 212.12 170.62 2.03 3.67 28.93 38.99
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus geoffroii NMV C31560 4 4 218.50 158.62 2.04 4.70 23.45 42.60
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus maculatus NMV C6108 4 4 240.62 165.25 3.77 4.91 37.49 43.68
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus maculatus NMV C29669 4 4 224.50 152.50 2.52 5.54 24.45 49.65
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus hallucatus MUZ 4735 4 4 214.88 162.25 2.43 3.30 36.38 31.62
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Dasyurus viverrinus MUZ 5737 4 4 214.88 168.75 5.98 9.26 32.86 39.72
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Phascogale tapoatafa NMV C27059 4 4 292.88 204.88 1.84 2.27 38.99 28.73
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Phascogale tapoatafa NMV C34784 4 4 301.62 190.25 1.37 2.20 31.91 24.13
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Sarcophilus harrisii NMV C6232 4 4 169.75 114.62 4.83 11.01 23.69 83.50
Dasyuromorphia Dasyuridae Sarcophilus harrisii NMV C6233 4 4 162.88 116.00 5.21 11.92 23.61 87.68
Dasyuromorphia Thylacinidae Thylacinus cynocephalus NMV C5748 4 4 133.38 98.75 6.01 11.44 27.73 86.76
Dasyuromorphia Thylacinidae Thylacinus cynocephalus NMV C5747 4 4 144.38 102.62 8.79 12.72 34.65 108.77

The number of teeth in upper and lower tooth rows is reported, along with OPCR values for each tooth row. Other measurements are lateral translation (t), ventral rotational distance (d), sagittal occlusal angle (a), and width of the skull measured as glenoid fossae width (w).

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Smits and Evans BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:146   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-146

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