Contributions to Zoology, 83 (2) – 2014

Tooth wear in captive rhinoceroses (Diceros, Rhinoceros, Ceratotherium: Perissodactyla) differs from that of free-ranging conspecifics

Lucy A. Taylor1, Dennis W.H. Müller2, Christoph Schwitzer3, Thomas M. Kaiser4, Daryl Codron5, Ellen Schulz6, Marcus Clauss7

1.  Bristol Zoological Society, c/o Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA, UK. School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Woodland Road, Bristol BS8 1UG, UK

2.  Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich,Winterthurerstr. 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. National Park ‘Bavarian Forest’, Freyunger Str. 2, 94481 Grafenau, Germany

3.  Bristol Zoological Society, c/o Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA, UK.

4.  Biocenter Grindel and Zoological Museum, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

5.  Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich,Winterthurerstr. 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. Florisbad Quaternary Research Department, National Museum, Po Box 266, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa

6.  Biocenter Grindel and Zoological Museum, University of Hamburg, Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3, 20146 Hamburg, Germany

7.  Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich,Winterthurerstr. 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland. E-mail: mclauss@vetclinics.uzh.ch

Keywords: Rhinoceros,mesowear,tooth wear,captivity,nutrition,browser,grazer.