Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores

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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...

Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Year: 2015
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31

The two types of cranial appendages in Giraffa camelopardalis (Mammalia, Artiodactyla)

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Abstract: The current consensus is that only one type of horn, the ossicone, exists in the giraffe and that the central or median horn is both structurally and developmentally similar to the paired parietal horns....

Author(s): N. Solounias & N. Tang
Year: 1990
Journal: Journal of Zoology London
Page Numbers: 293-302

Notes on the microstructure of hair of the Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae, Equidae, Suidae and Giraffidae

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Abstract: The microstructure of hair of seven species of southern African mammals is described. Distribution notes and micrographs are presented to assist in hair identification. Keywords: Orycteropodidae, Elephantidae,...

Author(s): D. Buys and Hillary J. Keogh
Year: 1984
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 111-119

Brachygnathia Superior in a New-Born Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis Giraffa Schreber

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Abstract: A female giraffe, the sixth calf born to a 16-year old cow, displayed a deformity known as extreme brachygnathia superior and died some hours after birth. Death was ascribed to inability to breathe freely...

Author(s): C.J. Lightfoot
Year: 1977
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 111-112

New Fossils of Giraffokeryx (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Giraffidae) from Chinji Formation, Pakistan

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Abstract: This paper describes new fossils of Giraffokeryx originating from the Chinji Formation of northern Pakistan. The fossils, representing worth describing hemimandibles, are collected from the Middle Miocene...

Author(s): Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Khaled Siddiq, Muhammad Adeeb Babar and Muhammad Akhtar
Year: 2015
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 367-375

Siwalik Giraffidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla): A review

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Abstract: The article is based on the published literature regarding the family Giraffidae, particularly about the extinct Siwalik species. The provided information is collected from the previous published articles,...

Author(s): Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Adeeb Babar and Muhammad Akhtar
Year: 2015
Journal: Punjab University Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 31-36

Mesowear study of ungulates from the early Pleistocene site of ‘Ubeidiya (Israel) and the implications for early Homo dispersal from Africa

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Abstract: An ongoing question in Anthropology and Archaeology focuses on the role of climate change in human evolution and particularly in the dispersal of hominins out of Africa. One of the main hypothesis posits...

Author(s): Miriam Belmaker & Haley D. O'Brien
Year: 2017
Journal: Quaternary International
Page Numbers: 1-12

Observations On Lactation And Milk Composition Of The Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis

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Abstract: Milk samples collected from giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis in the eastern Transvaal Lowveld of South Africa were analysed by conventional methods. Changes in the composition of the milk at different stages...

Author(s): A.J. Hall-Martin, J.D. Skinner & A. Smith
Year: 1977
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 67-71

The behaviour and dietary preferences of southern giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) on the umphafa private nature reserve, kwa-zulu natal

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) has been severely neglected among the scientific community in terms of research. This investigation explores their behavioural patterns with focus on feeding behaviours...

Author(s): Katie Souter
Year: 2015
Journal: Dissertation for the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoo Biology
Page Numbers: I-58

Old world ruminant morphophysiology, life history, and fossil record: exploring key innovations of a diversification sequence

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Abstract: The omasum of pecoran ruminants (which is absent in tragulids) and shorter gestation periods in non-giraffid crown pecorans (as opposed to giraffids) could represent cases of key innovations that caused...

Author(s): Marcus Clauss & Gertrud E. Rössner
Year: 2014
Journal: Annales Zoologici Fennici
Page Numbers: 80-94