It might be worth having a look at:
Goss, R. (1983) Deer Antlers. Regeneration, Function and Evolution.
Academic Press, New York
Perhaps its a little outdated and clunky, but chapter 9 deals specifically
with "Abnormal Antlers".
At 15:07 3/13/2003 +0000, Curl, Julie wrote:
>I have noticed what appears to be a lump on a Roman Red Deer antler -
>almost a swelling around one of the smaller tines. I have also noticed
>something similar near the base of some modern Axis Deer antlers. Are
>these growths/tumors or just natural variation in the antler growth?
>Does anyone know of anything similar?
>Thank you in advance,
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