Original Research

The horn bases of the Reedbuck Redunca arundinum

H. Jungius, C.P. Claussen, W. Germany
Koedoe | Vol 18, No 1 | a917 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v18i1.917 | © 1975 H. Jungius, C.P. Claussen, W. Germany | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 29 July 1975 | Published: 29 July 1975

About the author(s)

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

Full Text:



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.


No related keywords in the metadata.


Total abstract views: 3480
Total article views: 2727


Crossref Citations

1. Object-horning in goitered gazelle: Agonistic or marking behaviour?
David Blank, Weikang Yang
Behavioural Processes  vol: 103  first page: 165  year: 2014  
doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2013.12.005