Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus 1758 (giraffe)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Giraffidae

Alternative combination: Cervus camelopardalis

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Giraffa according to International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Geraads et al. 2004, Harris et al. 2010, Linnaeus 1758, Mitchell and Skinner 2003 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Giraffa jumae, Giraffa pomeli, Giraffa priscilla, Giraffa punjabiensis, Giraffa pygmaea, Giraffa sivalensis, Giraffa stillei

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Quaternary of Kenya (8 collections), South Africa (3), Sudan (5), Syria (1), Tanzania (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Malawi (1)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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