HAIR MICRO-STRUCTURE OF PRIMATES OF POTENTIAL SECONDARY PREY OF SUMATRAN TIGER

Elly L. Rustiati, R. M. Karlan Z. F., Endang Sri Palupi, Sriyanto Sriyanto

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Research in collaboration with Sumatran Tiger Project has been done in order to learn the structure of hair microscopically of the primates as secondary potential prey of Sumatran tiger in species level and on different parts of the body, sex and age.  Except on pig tails, scale pattern found is crenate.  Scale patterns of crenate can be differentiated as inserted, regular, irregular and broken crenate among species which can differentiate further in species level.  Medulla types include absent, fragmental and discontinuous.  Cross sections found are oval and round.  Even though hair width and medullar configuration cannot be used to determine parts of the body, sex and age of a species, it is useful for the hair reference development of potential prey of Sumatran tiger.

 

Keywords: primates, Sumatran tiger, hair micro-structures, scale pattern, medulla types, the shape of cross section, parts of the body, sex, age of a species


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