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Table 5 Skull measurements used in the morphometric analyses

From: Gazella arabica dareshurii: a remarkable relict population on Farur Island, Iran

  Factor loadings in each component Extraction communalities Description
  C1 C2   
DFH 0.696 0.561 0.800 Distance front to horns
DFO 0.825 0.259 0.748 Distance front to orbit
DH − 0.485 0.667 0.680 Distance between horns pedicles
DOC 0.677 − 0.104 0.470 Distance orbit to condyle (measured parallel to tooth row)
HD1 0.853 − 0.434 0.916 Horn pedicle diameter 1 (medio-lateral)
HD2 0.840 − 0.500 0.955 Horn pedicle diameter 2 (antero-posterior)
HL1 r 0.800 − 0.424 0.820 Horn length, distance between the base of the horn sheath and the horn tip
HTD 0.656 − 0.551 0.734 Horn tip distance
IB 0.721 0.194 0.558 Inter-bullae distance
LF + P1 0.901 0.167 0.841 Length of frontal + parietal
LL 0.767 0.199 0.629 Length of lacrimal (maximum length of facial part)
LP 0.668 0.396 0.602 Length of parietal
MWH 0.692 − 0.600 0.839 Maximum width of horns sheaths
OD 0.676 0.403 0.619 Orbit diameter (parallel to tooth row)
OHB 0.846 − 0.010 0.717 Occipital height, braincase complete
OHO 0.901 0.029 0.812 Occipital height, occiput only (dorsal of foramen magnum)
WAO 0.888 0.271 0.862 Width across orbits (maximum width of frontals)
WB 0.781 0.367 0.745 Width of braincase
WPP 0.839 0.204 0.745 Width across paroccipital processes
Eigenvalues 11.297 2.794 0.748  
% of Variance 59.456 14.707 0.680  
  1. Measurements with highest extraction communalities for the respective component are in italics