Observations on the Macroscopic Digestive Anatomy of the Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)

  title={Observations on the Macroscopic Digestive Anatomy of the Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)},
  author={Marcus Clauss and J{\"u}rgen Hummel and Francis Vercammen and Wolf Juergen Streich},
We measured macroscopic anatomical parameters of the digestive tract of 12 female Himalayan tahrs. According to morphological criteria used sensu Hofmann for the classification of ruminants into feeding types – in particular the reticuloruminal capacity measured as wet content weights, the ruminal pillar thickness, the reticular honeycomb structure, the size of the omasum and the size of the parotid glands – tahrs can be classified as predominantly grazing ruminants. As reported in other… 

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