Giraffa

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Giraffa
Temporal range: 11.61–0 Ma
Miocene to Recent[1]
Giraffes Mikumi National Park.jpg
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 artiodactyl mammals in the family Giraffidae. The genus consists of seven species including the giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, the only extant species.

Species

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

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

References

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