Variations and anomalies in the vertebral column of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from southern Brazil

Ana Paula Borges Costa, Carolina Loch, Paulo César Simões-Lopes

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This paper describes cases of morphological variation and bone anomalies in the axial skeleton of the bottlenose dolphin, with emphasis on the vertebral column and considering the physical maturity of those specimens.

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Anatomy

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