Bohlinia

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Bohlinia
Temporal range: 11.6–5.33 Ma
Miocene[1]
Bohlinia attica.JPG
Bohlinia attica fossil
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Bohlinia
Matthew (1929)
Species
  • Bohlinia adoumi
  • Bohlinia attica

Bohlinia is an extinct genus of the artiodactyl family Giraffidae. 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.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Paleobiology Database Bohlinia page
  2. ^ Lydekker, R. (1886). "On the Fossil Mammalia of Maragha, in North-western Persia". Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. 42: 173–176. doi:10.1144/GSL.JGS.1886.042.01-04.19. 
  3. ^ 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.