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.
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.