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Twin foetuses in the Southern Elephant Seal


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Bryden, MM (1966) Twin foetuses in the Southern Elephant Seal. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 100. pp. 89-90. ISSN 0080-4703

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The Southern Elephant Seal, Mirounga leonina (L.) generally gives birth to a single pup, but occasional twins have been suspected based on the presence of two pups suckling from one cow (Angot, 1954; Laws, 1956; Carrick, Csordas and Ingham. 1962). Only one almost definite case of twins has been descrtbed in this animal (Carrick et al., loc. cit.). One case of conjoined twins has been described (Laws, 1953), and another mentioned (Laws, 1956).

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 89-90
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 04:20
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:37
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