On the liver and gall-bladder of the Giraffe
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
1950 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 120, Issue 2, pages 381–393, August 1950
How to Cite
Cave, A. J. E. (1950), On the liver and gall-bladder of the Giraffe. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 120: 381–393. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.1950.tb00956.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2009
- Received December 10, 1949.
- 1The constitution of the Giraffe liver is described and figured for adult and neonatal stages: caudate and Spigelian lobes are shown to be constant topographical features.
- 2The visceral surface of the adult and the neonatal liver is figured for the first time.
- 3A gall-bladder is present during foetal life but normally undergoes physiological involution, being absent from the postnatal animal.
- 4The presence of a gall-bladder in the postnatal Giraffe is always of the nature of a congenital anomaly; two additional instances are reported.