Section 7
Chapter 6,049

Osteological findings on the thorax of the mongolian gerbil meriones unguiculatus in comparison with that of the syrian hamster mesocricetus auratus and the laboratory mouse mus musculus

Wissdorf, H.; Irmer, S.

Zeitschrift fuer Versuchstierkunde 21(1): 17-20


Accession: 006048096

Both the laboratory mouse and the Syrian hamster have 13 pairs of ribs, and the Mongolian gerbil has 12. The sternum consists of a different number of bones: M. unguiculatus has 4, and M. auratus and M. musculus each have 5.

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