M. guntheri Skull measures 4.7 inches. M. guntheri Skull is museum quality polyurethane resin cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
Gunther’s dik-dik or M. guentheri is a small antelope found in arid zones of East Africa.
Gunther’s dik-dik or M. guentheri is one of the smallest ungulates in Africa, weighing 6.6 to 11.0 lb. when fully grown.
It has a yellowish-gray to reddish-brown coat, black hooves, small heads with long necks and large ears with white insides.
The belly, chin, breast, throat and inner thighs are cream or white. The tail is short (~3–5 cm). Males are horned, with horn length (~9.8 cm) varying between individuals.
Although the horn cores are only present in males, gender identification can be difficult from a distance. Females are larger and lack horns.
M. Guntheri or Gunthers Dik-diks have special physiological adaptations to help them survive in arid environments. For instance, dik-diks have a lower density of sweat glands compared to other animals such as cattle.
In more arid environments, M. Guntheri or Gunthers Dik-dik can concentrate their urine. These adaptations help dik-diks preserve body water.
Because of their small body size, dik-diks are predicted to have among the highest metabolic rates and highest energy requirement per kilogram of all ruminants.
They have a lower metabolic rate than would be predicted for their size as a physiological adaptation to heat and aridity.