OMIA:000299-9894 : Dwarfism, generic in Giraffa camelopardalis (Northern giraffe)

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

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

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."

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2021). OMIA:000299-9894: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


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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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 08 Jan 2021
  • Changed by Frank Nicholas on 08 Jan 2021