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Fanged Tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus)

Fanged Tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus)

The Tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) uses its fangs during the breeding season!
Only the males possess the fangs, which seem to have replaced the function of antlers in other types of deer. The tufted deer do have antlers (under their eponymous tuft), but they are greatly reduced in comparison to other species. Males will compete against one another initially with their smaller antlers until eventually resorting to battling with their fangs!

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