Giraffa sivalensis

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Giraffa sivalensis
Temporal range: Pliocene to early Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Giraffa
Species: †Giraffa sivalensis
Falconer & Cautley,1843

Giraffa sivalensis is an extinct species of giraffe occurring in Asia during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. Almost perfectly preserved cervical vertebrae have been found, with other specimens described later. Humerus, Radius, Metacarpi and teeth are assigned to this species. The size of G. sivalensis was proposed to be approximately 400 kg, and the neck length was about 147 to 390 cm according to proposals in 2015.

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