The neocortex of cetartiodactyls. II. Neuronal morphology of the visual and motor cortices in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
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Abstract: The present quantitative study extends our investigation of cetartiodactyls by exploring the neuronal morphology in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) neocortex. Here, we investigate giraffe primary...
Author(s): Bob Jacobs, Tessa Harland, Deborah Kennedy, Matthew Schall, Bridget Wicinski, Camilla Butti, Patrick R. Hof, Chet C. Sherwood, Paul R. Manger
Journal: Brain Structure and Function
Page Numbers: 2851-2872
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
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31
The Interrelationships of Higher Ruminant Families with Special Emphasis on the Members of the Cervoidea
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Abstract: We analyze the interrelationships of the higher (Pecoran) ruminants, and suggest possible relationships between these families and the various genera of the polyphyletic assemblage "Gelocidae." We also...
Author(s): Christine M. Janis & Kathleen M. Scott
Journal: Novitates by the American Museum of Natural History
Page Numbers: 1-88
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
Journal: Journal of Zoology London
Page Numbers: 293-302
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
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
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 367-375
A guide to estimating the age of Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)
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Abstract: This is a guide for estimating the age of Masai giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) with noninvasive methods. Giraffes are commonly categorized into three age classes: calf (0 – 1 year),...
Author(s): Megan K.L. Strauss
Page Numbers: 1-57
Comparisons of Schansitherium tafeli with Samotherium boissieri (Giraffidae, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene of Gansu Province, China
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Abstract: We are describing and figuring for the first time skulls of Schansitherium tafeli, which are abundant in the Gansu area of China from the Late Miocene. They were animals about the size of Samotherium with...
Author(s): Sukuan Hou, Michael Cydylo, Melinda Danowitz & Nikos Solounias
Journal: PLOS One
Page Numbers: 1-29
Giraffe and okapi: Africa’s forgotten megafauna
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Abstract: The Giraffidae family includes only two living species of ungulates: the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) and the okapi (Okapia johnstoni), both restricted to the African continent. Taxonomically, the...
Author(s): Noëlle F. Kümpel, Sophie Grange and Julian Fennessy
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
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
Page Numbers: 125-136