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The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis L.) – What Do We Really Know? (Part 2)

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Abstract: Introduction: The story which is commonly taught in high schools about the evolution of the long-necked giraffe by natural selection (feeding-competition-hypothesis) fails to explain, among other things,...

Author(s): Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig
Year: 2010
Journal: Internet Library
Page Numbers: 1-38
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The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis L.) – What Do We Really Know? (Part 1)

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Abstract: In the following article the assertions of three supporters of the synthetic theory concerning the evolution of the long-necked giraffe will be discussed: the statements of Ulrich Kutschera, Richard Dawkins...

Author(s): Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig
Year: 2010
Journal: Internet Library
Page Numbers: 1-38
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Giraffokeryx (Artiodactyla: Mammalia) Remains From the Lower Siwaliks of Pakistan

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Abstract: Giraffokeryx is represented in the middle Miocene vertebrate assemblage from the Chinji Formation by 13 remains. The material comprises predominantly isolated teeth, and a few fragments of maxilla and...

Author(s): Zafar Hameed Bhatti, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Akhtar, Abdul Majid Khan, Abdul Ghaffar, Mehboob Iqbal, and Tasneem Ikram
Year: 2012
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 1623-1631
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Enclosure size in captive wild mammals: A comparison between UK zoological collections and the wild

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Abstract: A comparison was made between the average enclosure size of a random sample of mammals lept during the years 2000-2001in a random sample of UK zoological collections and the minimum home range of these...

Author(s): Jordi Casamitjana
Year: 00
Journal: Independent animal welfare consultant
Page Numbers: 1-15
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The cervical anatomy of Samotherium, an intermediate-necked giraffid

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Abstract: Giraffidae are represented by many extinct species. The only two extant taxa possess diametrically contrasting cervical morphology, as the okapi is short-necked and the giraffe is exceptionally long-necked....

Author(s): Melinda Danowitz, Rebecca Domalski and Nikos Solounias
Year: 2015
Journal: Royal Society Open Science
Page Numbers: 1-17
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The extinct, giant giraffid Sivatherium giganteum: skeletal reconstruction and body mass estimation

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Abstract: Sivatherium giganteum is an extinct giraffid from the Plio–Pleistocene boundary of the Himalayan foothills. To date, there has been no rigorous skeletal reconstruction of this unusual mammal. Historical...

Author(s): Christopher Basu, Peter L. Falkingham and John R. Hutchinson
Year: 2016
Journal: Biology Letters
Page Numbers: 1-4
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The past distribution of giraffe in Zululand and its implications for reserve management

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Abstract: The evidence for the past distribution of giraffe in Zululand is critically re-examined. On the basis of this, it is concluded that the probability of giraffe having ever occurred in Zululand prior to...

Author(s): P. S. Goodman and A. J Tomkinson
Year: 1987
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 28 - 32
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The origins of the scientific study and classification of giraffes

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Abstract: Giraffes have been known for many thousands of years from rock art and Egyptian artefacts, displayed by Roman emperors at games and triumphs between 46BC and AD274, and briefly exhibited in the zoos of...

Author(s): G. Mitchell FRSSAf
Year: 2009
Journal: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
Page Numbers: 1-13