W.A.B., Chapman, N.G. Age assessment of red deer
(Cervus elaphus): from a scoring scheme
based on radiographs of developing permanent molariform
teeth. J. Zool., Lond. 225: 85-97.
stages of permanent tooth development observed
in radiographs of the mandible were described
for known-age red deer (Cervus elaphus)
. The ages by which the different stages
of development were reached have been determined.
By allocating scores for these different stages,
the scores that may be expected for a particular
age have been identified. Lastly, the predicted
age was given, together with 95% prediction intervals
obtained from a regression of age on total molariform
scores. Tooth development in red deer was usually
completed in 33 months. These data can be used
to assess the ages of animals of unknown age.