Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

Jennifer K. Olson, Joseph K. Gaydos, Tori McKlveen, Robert H Poppenga, Kay Wicinas, Elizabeth Anderson, Stephen Raverty

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Abstract

In July 2013, a stranded harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) died giving birth to conjoined fetuses. The twins were joined at the abdomen and thoracolumbar spine with the vertebral axis at 180u. The cause of this unique anomaly-a first for this species-was not identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Wildlife Diseases
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Olson, J. K., Gaydos, J. K., McKlveen, T., Poppenga, R. H., Wicinas, K., Anderson, E., & Raverty, S. (2016). Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 52(1), 173-176. https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-02-045

Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). / Olson, Jennifer K.; Gaydos, Joseph K.; McKlveen, Tori; Poppenga, Robert H; Wicinas, Kay; Anderson, Elizabeth; Raverty, Stephen.

In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Vol. 52, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 173-176.

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Olson, JK, Gaydos, JK, McKlveen, T, Poppenga, RH, Wicinas, K, Anderson, E & Raverty, S 2016, 'Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)', Journal of Wildlife Diseases, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 173-176. https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-02-045
Olson JK, Gaydos JK, McKlveen T, Poppenga RH, Wicinas K, Anderson E et al. Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2016 Jan 1;52(1):173-176. https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-02-045
Olson, Jennifer K. ; Gaydos, Joseph K. ; McKlveen, Tori ; Poppenga, Robert H ; Wicinas, Kay ; Anderson, Elizabeth ; Raverty, Stephen. / Conjoined fetal twins in a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina). In: Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2016 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 173-176.
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