Vestigial metapodials in the Okapi and Giraffe.

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SUMMARY.

In the Okapi vestiges of the second and fifth metapodials may be present but they are variable in occurrence and in extent. Metatarsal II is most often evident. This links up with the more specialized Giraffa in which the second metatarsal vestige is the only one which persists.

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