SEM-Atlas of hair structures of South-African mammals

Nicole Seiler
  • 1 Department of Nature Conservation and Protection of Species, Institute of Zoology, University of Karlsruhe, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2 This department was closed as the director Prof. Dr. Rieder has retired. Therefore, the private email address of the author is given.


A SEM (scanning electron microscope)-Atlas of the hair microstructure of 25 mammals from the western Soutpansberg, South Africa, is presented. It is based on the cuticle pattern and is presented in the form of a pictorial atlas. The animals are derived from seven different orders. This reference system was devised for use in predator scat analysis. The SEM-Atlas can be used as an identification key.

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