OMIA 000299-439323 : Dwarfism, generic in Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis

In other species: domestic cat , cattle , dog , goat , pig , rabbit , sheep , horse , giraffe , white-tufted-ear marmoset , red deer , Asiatic elephant ,

Category: Skeleton phene (incl. short stature & teeth)

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

History: Brown and Wells (2020) reported two "giraffe[s that] exhibited extremely shortened radius and metacarpal bones relative to other similarly aged giraffe", one in each of "two geographically distinct taxa: a Nubian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis) in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda and an Angolan giraffe (Giraffa giraffa angolensis) on a private farm in central Namibia."


2020 Brown, M.B., Wells, E. :
Skeletal dysplasia-like syndromes in wild giraffe. BMC Res Notes 13:569, 2020. Pubmed reference: 33380342. DOI: 10.1186/s13104-020-05403-9.

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