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New fossil giraffe helps unravel the evolution of this iconic family

Despite everyone thinking of a giraffe's long neck as its distinguishing feature its family members are defined by two characteristics unrelated to necks: they all have double-lobed canine teeth (like a boxing glove), and ossicones, a special type of bony outcroppings covered by hair on... click to read more

  • María Ríos Ibáñez | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Paleobiology, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
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published on Oct 5, 2018