W.A.B., Chapman, N.G. The dentition of red deer
(Cervus elaphus): a scoring scheme to assess
age from wear of the permanent molariform teeth.
J. Zool., Lond. 224: 519-536.
of red deer (Cervus elaphus) were examined. A
scoring procedure devised for fallow deer (Dama
dama) was used to relate tooth wear to a particular
age (Brown & Chapman, 1990). The precise sequential
nature of tooth wear as it appeared on slopes
and tips of cusps, on the marginal ridges and
links between cusps was recorded. From these data
a base has been provided from which estimates
of age may be made of animals of unknown age.
The variability of the scores are given for 95%
prediction intervals from the regression of age
on total molar wear.