Calcanea of Members of the Mustelidae. Part II, Mellivorinae, Melinae, Metphitinae, and Lutrinae
Stains, Howard J.
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Calcanea of one species of the Mellivorinae, four (four genera) of the Melinae, five (three genera) of the Mephitinae and eight (four genera) of the Lutrinae are described and compared. Members of the Mellivorinae lack or have a minute anterior articular surface; those of the Melinae have a distinct anterior surface, broadly joined to the medial articular surface. Calcanea of the Mephitinae are similar to each other, more so than the calcanea of members of other subfamilies in the Mustelidae. In the Lutrinae, the trochlear process is often hooked distally.