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Basic Morphometric Characteristics of Mouflon Trophies (Ovis orientalis Gmelin, 1774)

Basic Morphometric Characteristics of Mouflon Trophies (Ovis orientalis Gmelin, 1774)

Urosevic Milivoje1, Matejevic Milosava2*, Mandic Radomir3 and Dameski Pance4

1Center for Perservation of Indigenous Breeds, Belgrade, Serbia
2Faculty of Science, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
3Faculty of Applied Ecology-Futura, University, Metropoliten, Belgrade, Serbia
4Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Sv. Kliment Ohridski Bitola, The Northern Macedonia
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Study was conducted on a sample consisting of 38 mouflon horns from hunting grounds in Serbia. The parameters that were analyzed (length of the left horn, length of the right horn, circumference of the horns, spread of the horns, color of the horns, ring and curvature) were measured according to the propositions adopted by the The International Council for Game and Wildlife. The aim of the paper was to determine the absolute and mean values ​​of the length of the left horn and of the right horn, the circumference of the horns, span of the horns, annularity and curve of the horns, as well as the existence of mutual dependence between certain parameters of mouflon trophies. Using the method of descriptive statistics, the mean values ​​of the length of the left and right horns were obtained. Results showed that the right horn was slightly more developed in the observed population. Namely, the mean value of the length of the right horn is larger, while the mean values ​​of the circumference of the left and right are almost the same. The results of Pearson’s correlation showed a statistically significant positive correlation between certain morphometric parameters of the horns, such as the length of the horns and the circumference of horn in the second and in the third third distance from the base. A positive correlation was also observed between curvature of horns and circumference in the first and second thirds, as well as between curvature of horns and horn span.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Pakistan J. Zool., Vol. 55, Iss. 6, pp. 2501-3000


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