babboon horns?

froggyman

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

CedrikG

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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.
 

Thoth

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