Although fighting is rare, chamois can scuffle over mates. Males plant all four feet on the ground and strike upwards with their hook-like horns.

Scientific Name: Rupicapra rupicapra

Age [Sex]: Adult [M]

Collection Date:

Locality: Unspecified

Higher Geography:

Collector Name [Number]: R. Bandar [RB793]

Notes: Skull plus mandibles; no additional date or locality data.


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