W.A.B., Chapman, N.G. (1991). Age assessment of
fallow deer (Dama dama): from a scoring
scheme based on radiographs of developing permanent
molariform teeth. J. Zool., Lond. 224: 367-379.
stages of permanent tooth development observed
in radiographs of the mandible were described
for known-aged fallow deer Dama dama. Ten
stages were defined and, by allocating scores
for these stages, the scores that may be expected
for a particular age have been identified. Lastly,
the predicted age was given for total molariform
scores. These were obtained, with 95% prediction
intervals, from a regression of age on total molariform
scores. An age assessment from tooth development
stages can be made up to three years, after which,
no further development takes place.