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22 December 2015 Conjoined Fetal Twins in a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
Jennifer K. Olson, Joseph K. Gaydos, Tori McKlveen, Robert Poppenga, Kay Wicinas, Elizabeth Anderson, Stephen Raverty
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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 180°. The cause of this unique anomaly—a first for this species—was not identified.

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Jennifer K. Olson, Joseph K. Gaydos, Tori McKlveen, Robert Poppenga, Kay Wicinas, Elizabeth Anderson, and Stephen Raverty "Conjoined Fetal Twins in a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 52(1), 173-176, (22 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2015-02-045
Received: 18 February 2015; Accepted: 1 June 2015; Published: 22 December 2015
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