Giraffa

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Giraffa
Temporal range: 11.61–0Ma
Miocene to Recent[1]
Giraffa camelopardalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Brisson, 1762
Type species
Cervus camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758
Species

Giraffa camelopardalis
Giraffa gracilis
Giraffa jumae
Giraffa priscilla
Giraffa punjabiensis
Giraffa sivalensis

Giraffa is a genus of mammals in the Giraffidae family. The genus consists of seven species including the giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, the only extant species.

Species[edit]

There are seven species in the genus Giraffa.[1][2]

G. attica, also extinct, was formerly considered part of Giraffa but was reclassified as Bohlinia attica in 1929.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Giraffa (giraffe)". The Paleobiology Database. Retrieved February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Giraffa". BioLib. Retrieved February 2012. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, G.; Skinner, J.D. (2003). "On the origin, evolution and phylogeny of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis". Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 58 (1): 51–73. doi:10.1080/00359190309519935.