publication . Article . 1975

the horn bases of the reedbuck redunca arundinum

H. Jungius; C.P. Claussen; W. Germany;
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  • Published: 29 Jul 1975 Journal: Koedoe, volume 18 (issn: 0075-6458, eissn: 2071-0771, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AOSIS
Abstract
<jats:p>The structure and function of the horn bases of the reedbuck Redunca arundinum are discussed. It is shown that the white colouration which often occurs is not caused by glandular secretion but by small horn particles which are shed, exposing the lighter coloured material underneath. The shining horn base probably plays a role in the display behaviour of males.</jats:p>
Subjects
free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Zoology, Anatomy, Structure and function, Redunca arundinum, biology.organism_classification, biology, Reedbuck, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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publication . Article . 1975

the horn bases of the reedbuck redunca arundinum

H. Jungius; C.P. Claussen; W. Germany;