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Noticing that almost nothing has been published on the early ontogenetic development of elephants, we want to start to fill this gap by presenting pictures of elephant fetuses. All fetuses are African elephants (Loxodonta africana). Unfortunately, we do not know the age of the fetuses except for the largest one which is about 8 months old. All specimens are fixated in 4% formalin. The legends will point to the peculiarities in the external morphology of each fetus.

Recommended Citation

Fischer, M. S., & Trautmann, U. (1987). Fetuses of African Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Photographs. Elephant, 2(3), 40-45. Doi: 10.22237/elephant/1521732098