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Table 1 Shape of the ear in males (N = 90) and females (N = 87) bilaterally

From: A study of morphological variations of the human ear for its applications in personal identification

Shape of the ear Male Female
Right (N, %) Left (N, %) Right (N, %) Left (N, %)
Oval 38, 42.2% 36, 40.0% 40, 46.0% 39, 44.8%
Oblique 26, 28.9% 20, 22.2% 14, 16.1% 14, 16.1%
Rectangular 2, 2.2% 8, 8.9% 7, 8.0% 8, 9.2%
Round 18, 20.0% 18, 20% 16, 18.4% 15, 17.2%
Triangular 6, 6.7% 8, 8.9% 10, 11.5% 11, 12.7%
Total 90, 100% 90, 100% 87, 100% 87, 100%