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Study of the density of horns from cervids

  • Vashukevich, Yury Evgenjevich (Irkutsk State Academy of Agriculture) ;
  • Vashukevich, Elena Valirievna (Irkutsk State Academy of Agriculture) ;
  • Polzer, Gottlieb (Irkutsk State Academy of Agriculture) ;
  • Polzer, Liza (Irkutsk State Academy of Agriculture) ;
  • Shvetsova, Svetlana Viktorovna (Irkutsk State Academy of Agriculture) ;
  • Khantakova, Victoria Mikhailovna (Eurasian Linguistic Institute of Moscow State Linguistic University)
  • Received : 2014.11.02
  • Accepted : 2015.02.25
  • Published : 2015.02.28

Abstract

The article is devoted to the study of the density dependence of the horns tissue on the species and the age of the representatives of the deer family. In scientific literature this problem was covered partially. Basic physical parameters (mass, volume, and density) of horns from red deer (Cervus elaphus), fallow deer (Dama dama), European (Capreolus capreolus) and Siberian roe deer (Capreolus pygargus) were estimated. The present study was designed to analyze the results for making identification of species and age of the animal possible.

Keywords

cervids (Cervidae);density of horns;density on deer age;dependence of mass;dry shed horns;volume

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