OMIA:000299-9783 : Dwarfism, generic in Elephas maximus

In other species: domestic cat , taurine cattle , dog , goat , pig , rabbit , sheep , horse , Northern giraffe , Angolan giraffe , white-tufted-ear marmoset , red deer , callipterus cichlid , indicine cattle (zebu)

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

Links to MONDO diseases: No links.

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Species-specific description: de Silva et al. (2014) provided detailed observations on "a single case of apparent dwarfism in a free-ranging adult male Asian elephant in Sri Lanka" first reported by Wijesinha et al. (2013).

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000299-9783: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2014 de Silva, S., Weerathunga, U.S., Pushpakumara, T.V. :
Morphometrics and behavior of a wild Asian elephant exhibiting disproportionate dwarfism. BMC Res Notes 7:933, 2014. Pubmed reference: 25522959 . DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-933.
2013 Wijesinha, R., Hapuarachchi, N., Abbott, B., Pastorini, J., Fernando, P. :
Disproportionate Dwarfism in a Wild Asian Elephant Gajah 38:30-32, 2013.

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