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babboon horns?

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by froggyman, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. froggyman

    froggyman Arachnoangel

    i was just wondering what the "horns" on some baboons(Ceratogyrus bechuanicus,etc) are made of and what if any purpose they serve
  2. CedrikG

    CedrikG Arachnoking Old Timer

    This is called a protuberance, found in some species of the genus Ceratogyrus, and it is not really know what they are used for. One day I dissected a specimen and if I remember corectly it was empty in the middle of it.
  3. froggyman

    froggyman Arachnoangel

    thanks for the quick reply
  4. Thoth

    Thoth Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Some believe it developed as an inverted fovea, but what purpose it actual serves no one knows as mentioned above.
  5. Aurelia

    Aurelia Arachnoprince Old Timer