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SANTOS, André Luiz Quagliatto and LIMA, Eduardo Maurício Mendes de. TOPOGRAPHY OF THE OPENINGS OF THE PAROTIDICS DUCTS OF A "GUARA" WOLF (Chrysocyon brachyrus ILLIGER, 1811). Cienc. Rural [online]. 2001, vol.31, n.2, pp. 333-335. ISSN 0103-8478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782001000200024.
Topography of the opening points of the parotid ducts into the vestibule of the mouth from a female adult "guara" wolf (Chrysocyon brachyrus) coming from the Sabiá Park Zoo in the city of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil, was studied. Horizontal incisions were performed on the walls of the vestibule of the mouth on each side up to the point of the labial comissure that allowed the identification of the parotid duct openings as well as its relationships with the vestibular surface of the pre-molar and upper molar teeth. In this opportunity, it could be observed that, in this animal, the parotid ducts open into in correspondence to the upper first molar tooth.
Keywords : Chrysocyon brachyrus; parotid gland; anatomy.