Conjoined twins in a wild bat: a case report

Title

Conjoined twins in a wild bat: a case report

Creator

Urban D J; Sorensen D W; Maier J A; Fenton M B; Simmons N B; Cooper L N; Sears K E

Publisher

Acta Chiropterologica

Date

2015
2015-06

Description

There are numerous records of conjoined twinning in humans and domesticated animals, but many fewer for wild animals because of the early death of conjoined twins. We here describe the incidental discovery and skeletal anatomy of a wild-caught bat fetus with two heads. To our knowledge, this is only the second conjoined bat fetus described, and the first conjoined Artibeus phaeotis. We also revisit the anatomy of the first conjoined bat that was described, a stillborn Eptesicus fuscus.

Subject

Artibeus phaeotis; chiroptera; defects; dicephalus parapagus; embryology; fetus; head; Zoology

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

189-192

Issue

1

Volume

17

Citation

Urban D J; Sorensen D W; Maier J A; Fenton M B; Simmons N B; Cooper L N; Sears K E, “Conjoined twins in a wild bat: a case report,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7377.

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