4-Title: Orbitometry of Indian blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra)

Authors: Om Prakash Choudhary and Ishwer Singh

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(2):149-151.

How to cite this manuscript: Choudhary Om Prakash and Singh Ishwer (2015). Orbitometry of Indian blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra). Ruminant Science 4(2):149-151.


The present study was carried out on the various morphometrical characteristics of the orbit of Indian Blackbuck. The orbits were complete, oval and placed rostro-laterally and were formed by the frontal, lacrimal and zygomatic bones. The highest contribution in the formation of the bony orbit was by the frontals followed by the zygomatic and the lacrimal. The orbital rim was complete and almost circular in outline. The average maximum height, length and depth of the orbit were 3.83±0.02 cm, 4.13±0.02 cm and 4.61±0.008 cm, respectively.


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