Palmar C- Line Variation Among Yerukula, a Nomadic Tribe of South India

The present paper reports the variation in the terminations of palmar C- line among the Yerukula, an Andhra tribal population. It is based on the bilateral palmar prints of 130 men and 130 women. The C-line terminates frequently on ulnar side followed radial side, except right hands of men. Among a small proportion of men and women the C-line is either terminated proximally or totally absent. The difference between males and females is significant and bilateral differences are not significant. The distribution in the present study tribe is similar to several tribal populations of Andhra Pradesh.