hyperdolichocephalic

hyperdolichocephalic

[¦hī·pər‚däl·ə·kō·sə′fal·ik]
(anthropology)
Having a long narrow head with a cephalic index of less than 70.
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Table-1: Distribution of cephalic phenotypes of males and females Cephalic Cephalic Male Female Phenotype Index N % N % Ultradolichocephalic 55.0-59.9 0 0 0 0 Hyperdolichocephalic 60.0-64.9 0 0 0 0 Dolichocephalic 65-74.9 62 31.41 32 27.20 Mesocephalic 75-79.9 86 45.06 40 34 Brachycephalic 80-84.9 36 18.86 28 23.8 Hyperbrachycephalic 85-89.9 04 2.09 09 7.65 Ultrabrachycephalic 90.0-94.9 03 1.57 09 7.65 Total 191 100 118 100
All series except the Konkani include both hyperdolichocephalic crania with a cranial index less than 65 and brachycephalic crania with a cranial index above 80.
On the basis of this index, skulls were classified as hyperdolichocephalic, dolichocephalic, mesocephalic, brachycephalic, and hyperbrachycephalic.
Of the skull samples analyzed, the most frequent type found was mesocephalic (N = 25), followed by dolichocephalic (N = 21), then by brachycephalic (N = 18), hyperbrachycephalic (N = 5), and hyperdolichocephalic (N = 2).
Similarly, it is interesting to observe that the extreme cephalic types hyperdolichocephalic (N = 2) and hyperbrachycephalic (N = 5) had very similar PPF, suggesting the need to analyze possible differences in major samples of these cephalic types.