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Temporal range: 11.6–5.33 Ma
Bohlinia attica.JPG
Bohlinia attica fossil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Bohlinia
Matthew, 1929
  • Bohlinia adoumi
  • Bohlinia attica

Bohlinia is an extinct genus of the artiodactyl family Giraffidae that lived during the late miocene in Europe and Africa.[2] It was first named by the paleontologist Dr. W. Matthew in 1929, and contains two species, B. adoumi and B. attica. The species B. attica has been reclassified several times since its description being first named Camelopardalis attica and then reclassified as Giraffa attica.[3][4]


  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database Bohlinia page
  2. ^ Likius, Andossa; Vignaud, Patrick; Brunet, Michel (March 2007). "Une nouvelle espèce du genre Bohlinia (Mammalia, Giraffidae) du Miocène supérieur de Toros-Menalla, Tchad" [A new species of Bohlinia (Mammalia, Giraffidae) from the Late Miocene of Toros-Menalla, Chad]. Comptes Rendus Palevol. 6 (3): 211–220. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2006.12.003. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  3. ^ Lydekker, R. (1886). "On the Fossil Mammalia of Maragha, in North-western Persia". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 42 (1–4): 173–176. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1886.042.01-04.19.
  4. ^ Mitchell, G.; Skinner, J. D. (2003). "On the origin, evolution and phylogeny of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis" (PDF). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. 58 (1): 51–73. doi:10.1080/00359190309519935.