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Twin foetuses in the Southern Elephant Seal
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).
|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|
|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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