The Dwarf Coats of Africa

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1953
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Epstein H
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In the kitchen middens of the prehistoric inhabitants of Touch on the left Bank of the Nile, south-east of Abydos, de Morgan (1987) found the bones of a dwarf goats, to the recent diminutive breed of the country between the White Nile and the Niger. Standing not more than 20 inches at the shoulder, this goat has horns in both sexes, although these do not exceed four or five inches in length. A horn length of 12.5 inches, as recorded in an aged male African dwarf goat in the zoological garden at Halle, is exceptional
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XVIII (No. 3), p. 123-132
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