Anatomy of the Mouth of the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)

Abstract

The giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is both the largest extant ruminant and a strict browser. We dissect and describe the macroscopic anatomy of the mouth of the giraffe. The heads of two adult giraffes and one fetus were used in this study. The lips were well developed, the upper one was predominant and dorsally flattened near the nostrils. The tongue had… (More)

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@inproceedings{Michel2012AnatomyOT, title={Anatomy of the Mouth of the Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi)}, author={Virginie Michel and Hassen Jerbi}, year={2012} }