Asks JDH to obtain from Sven Nilsson information on whether, in reindeer species in which both sexes are horned, the horns are first developed earlier or later than in species in which males alone have horns.
Down Bromley | Kent [Freshwater]
Aug 19 1868
My dear Hooker
I dare say you c
It is whether with the Reindeer in which both sexes are horned, are the horns first developed (or are they developed in a greater degree) at an earlier or later age, or at nearly the same period of life as with all other deer, in which the males alone have horns?
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If Prof. Nillson does not know, w
Believe me | yours very sincerely | Charles Darwin
- f1 6324.f1Sven Nilsson.
- f2 6324.f2See letter from Sven Nilsson, 31 December 1868 and n. 3.