The Ruminantia (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the Oligocene to the Early Miocene of Western Europe: systematics, plaeoecology and palaeobiogeography

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Abstract: Nowadays, the ruminants are the most ecologically diverse hoofed mammals of the world. All the extent of families (including related species from the Burdigalian) and feeding habits can be deduced from...

Author(s): Bastien Mennecart
Year: 2012
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-278

K-Casein Gene Phylogeny of Higher Ruminants (Pecora, Artiodactyla)

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Abstract: To asses phylogenetic relationships among the higher ruminants (infraorder Percora, order Artiodactyla), we analyzed K-casein DNA sequences, including 434 nucleotides of the fourth exon. The higher ruminant...

Author(s): Matthew A. Cronin, Richard Stuart, Barbara J. Pierson and John C. Patton
Year: 1996
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 295-311

Genetic Markers in Wild Animal Studies

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Abstract: A survey is given of the work performed in the Onderstepoort laboratory on the studies of genetic markers in wild animals. The implications of using genetic markers reflecting single gene changes in animal...

Author(s): D.R. Osterhoff & J. Op't Hof
Year: 1974
Journal: Journal of South African Wildlife Management Association
Page Numbers: 71-73

Comparative phylogeography of African savannah ungulates

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Abstract: The savannah biome of sub-Saharan Africa harbours the highest diversity of ungulates (hoofed mammals) on Earth. In this review, we compile population genetic data from 19 codistributed ungulate taxa of...

Author(s): E. D. Lorenzen, R. Heller and H. R. Siegismund
Year: 2012
Journal: Molecular Ecology
Page Numbers: 3656–3670

Assessment of giraffe populations and conservation status in East Africa

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Abstract: Populations of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis are declining in the wild, with some populations having suffered an 80% decline in the past ten years. In comparison to other large African mammals, giraffes...

Author(s): Zoe Muller
Year: 2016
Journal: People’s Trust for Endangered Species. Final Report: May 2016
Page Numbers: 1-7

The Adaptive Significance of Coloration in Mammals

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Abstract: Coloration is a diagnostic tool for identifying mammals, but inquiry into its function has lain dormant for almost a century. Recently, the topic has been revived and modern phylogenetic methods have been...

Author(s): Tim Caro
Year: 2005
Journal: BioScience
Page Numbers: 125-136

The dissociation of the fluid and particle phase in the forestomach as a physiological characteristic of large grazing ruminants: an evaluation of available, comparable ruminant passage data

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Abstract: Whether differences in digestive physiology exist between different ruminant feeding types has been an ongoing debate. In this regard, potential differences in ingesta retention have been understood to...

Author(s): Marcus Clauss, Jürgen Hummel, W. Jürgen Streich
Year: 2006
Journal: European Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 88-98

Where is the game? Wild meat products authentication in South Africa: a case study

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Abstract: Background: Wild animals’ meat is extensively consumed in South Africa, being obtained either from ranching, farming or hunting. To test the authenticity of the commercial labels of meat products in...

Author(s): Maria Eugenia D’Amatol, Evguenia Alechine, Kevin Wesley Cloete, Sean Davison and Daniel Corach
Year: 2013
Journal: Investigative Genetics
Page Numbers: 1-13

How a Tiny Worm is Irritating the Most Majestic of Giraffes

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Abstract: What is a fly to a giraffe? It’s difficult to imagine a single insect even coming to the attention of these peculiar animals, which weigh in at thousands of pounds and routinely stretch their necks to...

Author(s): Jacob Brogan
Year: 2017
Journal: Smithsonian.com (Website)
Page Numbers: 1-3

Theileria spp. in Free Ranging Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) in Zambia

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Abstract: Theileria parasites were detected in five apparently healthy free-ranging giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758) captured for translocation on a game ranch located approximately 60 km south west...

Author(s): King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Squarre David, Musso Munyeme, Harvey Kamboyi, Ngonda Saasa, Ethel Mkandawire and Hetron Mweemba Munang’andu
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine
Page Numbers: 1-5