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A Multi-Institutional Assessment of Factors Influencing Locomotion and Pacing in Captive Okapis (Okapia Jonhstoni)

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Abstract: The okapi (Okapia johnstoni), native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, is a large, solitary, and diurnal forest-dwelling ungulate highly sensitive to captive conditions. The captive population demonstrates...

Author(s): Cynthia Bennett, Lauri Torgerson-White, Deborah Fripp & Jason Watters
Year: 2015
Journal: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
Page Numbers: S43–S61
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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
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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
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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
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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
Year: 2019
Journal: PLOS One
Page Numbers: 1-29
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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
Year: 2015
Journal: African Journal of Ecology
Page Numbers: 132-134
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The binucleate cell of Okapi and Giraffe placenta shows distinctive glycosylation compared with other ruminants: A lectin histochemical study

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Abstract: The placenta of ruminants contains characteristic binucleate cells (BNC) with a highly conserved glycan structure which evolved early in Ruminant phylogenesis. Giraffe and Okapi placentae also contain...

Author(s): Carolyn J.P. Jones, Sandra A. Wilsher, F.B.P. Wooding, K. Benirschke and W.R. Allen
Year: 2015
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 184-190
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Computer-aided photographic pelage pattern analysis of Giraffa camelopardalis (Artiodactyla:Girrafidae)

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Abstract: The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is one of the most recognisable animal species on earth. Yet hunting and habitat loss and fragmentation have led to severe, but until recently largely unnoticed, declines...

Author(s): Nora Hausen
Year: 2017
Journal: Master of Science Degree Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-34
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The Giraffe Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (Book)

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Abstract: In one form or another, giraffes have been around for a very long time. And so has Homo sapiens. The interaction between giraffes and humans starts way back in prehistory, and rock art (paintings and engravings)...

Author(s): Bryan Shorrocks
Year: 2016
Journal: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Page Numbers: i-223
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A long life among ruminants: giraffids and other special cases

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Abstract: In order to investigate differences in the relative maximum longevity and other life history parameter between ruminant species, we collated data on mean body mass, maximum longevity, gestation period...

Author(s): D. W. H. Müller, P. Zerbe, D. Codron, M. Clauss, J.-M. Hatt
Year: 2011
Journal: Schweiz. Arch. Tierheilk.
Page Numbers: 515-519