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Spinage, C.A. and Brown, W.A.B. (1988). Age determination of the West African buffalo, Syncerus caffer brachyceros and the constancy of tooth wear. Afr. J Ecol. 26: 221-227.

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Maxillae of 34 West African buffalo Syncerus caffer brachyceros were collected from three sites in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and age determined from tooth appearance and the enamel height of Ml according to the criteria of Grimsdell (1973) for Ugandan buffalo Syncerus caffer caffer. Good agreement between the two methods was found. Ground and decalcified sections were prepared from M 1 and the interradicular cementum lines counted. Although this gave inconsistent results in terms of assumed age compared with the other two methods, it is concluded that agreement was sufficiently close to suggest that the rate of attrition with age was similar in both populations.

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