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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
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Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 04:20
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:06
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