Gaudy bovids vs taily deer

Here I test the idea that, whereas bovids tend to have bold whole-body markings, cervids tend to have conspicuous erectile tails.

I have searched for the three most boldly-marked species/subspecies of first bovids, then cervids. Then I have searched for the three species/subspecies, in each family, that have tails that tend to be displayed in conspicuous form when raised.

The three most boldly-marked bovids, at a whole-body scale:

https://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_bontebok.html

https://www.mindenpictures.com/stock-photo-sable-antelope-hippotragus-niger-in-hwange-national-park-zimbabwe-naturephotography-image90037248.html

Posted on January 09, 2023 07:11 AM by milewski milewski

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