Prevalence of Ossicones in Giraffidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia)

@inproceedings{Solounias1988PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of Ossicones in Giraffidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia)},
  author={Nikos Solounias},
  year={1988}
}
Geraads (1986) suggested that extinct Giraffidae differed from the two extant species in having no true ossicones. True ossicones are epiphyseal growths. Geraads (1986) suggested that all extinct Giraffidae have horns which are, by contrast, apophyseal extensions of the frontal bone. The purpose of this note is to show that extinct giraffids had true epiphyseal ossicones. The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) and the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) are the only extant members of the family Giraffidae… CONTINUE READING

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