Mediterranean race


Author: Rosen Iliev
Alternative name: graceful Mediterranean, Western Mediterranean, small Mediterranean race, Iberian type, West race, Westische rasse (deutsch)
Origin: occurrence of this type is associated with reduction of  protomorphic and massive Atlanto- Mediterranean type.
Distribution: Spain, Portugal, southern Italy, southern France and the islands of the Western Mediterranean.
Typical racial features:
Height: short
Body type: leptosomе
Bone width: small
Hair color: brown / black
Structure of hair: wavy
Hair: undeveloped
Eye color: brown
Tilt the orbitae: horizontal
Skin color: brown
Shape eyebrows: straight
Thick lips: medium
Base of the nose: high
Shape of the nose: straight
Width at cheekbones: small
Shape of the jaw: narrow
Shape of forehead: moderately inclined
Height of forehead: medium
Shape of  occiput: convex
Facial index: leptoprosopic- narrow face – over 90
Shape of the face: narrow, elongated, oval
Cephalic index: mesocephalic- 76-80