Karakter Morfologi Rambut Kelompok Cervidae Indonesia


Ni Luh Putu Rischa Phadmacanty(1*), Zulkurnia Irsaf(2), Gono Semiadi(3)

(1) Bidang Zoologi, Pusat Penelitian Biologi, Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia, Cibinong, Bogor, Jawa Barat
(2) Jurusan Biologi, Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah
(3) Jurusan Biologi, Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah
(*) Corresponding Author


Identification through animal hair characters has a significant role in forensic work, given the high level of
animal trade in Indonesia, one of which is the deer family (Cervidae). Native to Indonesia, there are Rusa timorensis
(Javan deer), Rusa unicolor (Sambar deer), Muntiacus muntjak (Barking deer) and Axis kuhlii (Bawean deer).
Until now, no information on the morphological characters of Indonesian cervidae’s hairs was studied. In this
study, we used 30 shaft/individual/species from Javan deer (8 individuals), Sambar deer (5 individuals), Barking
deer (5 individuals) and Bawean deer (5 individuals) from Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB) and field
collections. Hairs were analyzed macroscopically and microscopically, with several parameters of morphology,
cuticular structure, medulla, cross-section, and medullary index. The result showed that the distinctive characters
of this family were the filled lattice medulla structure, and each species has a specific character that can be used
for species identification.


Cervidae; deer; hairs; macroscopic; miroscopic; structure

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