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pelage

 [pel´ij, pĕ-lahzh´] (Fr.)
the hairy coat of mammals; the hairs of the body, limbs, and head, collectively.
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pelage

(pĕl′ĭj)
n.
The coat of a mammal, consisting of hair, fur, or wool, as distinct from bare skin.
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Ventral surface of these specimens was paler with buffy brown hair tips while dorsal pelage was brown.
The change in pelage undergone by mountain hares and stoats and the change in plumage of the ptarmigan were once thought to be triggered by lowering temperatures.
To determine whether the presence of Hcy in hair keratin is a universal feature conserved across the animal world, we analyzed Hcy content in pelages of mammals and birds.
[15.] Walker WJ, Pelage JP Uterine artery embolisation for symptomatic fibroids; clinical results in 400 women with imaging follow up.
However, Fichter and Williams (1967) described a fox with red-phase pelage characteristics more similar to native mountain foxes (yellow, buff, or tawny), and as a result tentatively classified these foxes as V.
This study shows a number of associations between individual pelage color variation of Akodon budini and biological (i.e., sex) and environmental (i.e., season) variables.
We examined photographs from each site and identified individual cats using pelage patterns, body shape, size (relative to surrounding permanent objects), and other defining features, such as collars (Bengsen et al.
But pelage has proven to be much more sensitive to picking up that [with hybridisation] you get a distortion of the normal pelage variation.
We identified seals as pups by several criteria, including their small size, close association and positioning with an adult (presumed to be the mother), behavior (e.g., suckling, nuzzling), overall body shape, and pelage. In late June as pups approach or cease weaning, they typically are larger and more likely to be left unattended (Boness et al., 1994).
Black is the most common pelage. Color-phased pigs are scarce, making them highly valued trophies.
Pelage et al.20 embolized UFs by using 500 um PVA particles, but MRI analysis showed considerable residual blood supply and easy relapse of these UFs.