Giraffa Brisson 1762 (giraffe)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Giraffidae

Full reference: M. J. Brisson. 1762. Regnum Animale in classes IX distributum, sive synopsis methodica, Ed. 2

Parent taxon: Giraffini according to A. Hassanin and E. J. P. Douzery 2003

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Carroll 1988, Harris et al. 2010, Kahn et al. 2010 and Mitchell and Skinner 2003

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Giraffa camelopardalis Giraffa jumae Giraffa pomeli Giraffa priscilla Giraffa punjabiensis Giraffa pygmaea Giraffa sivalensis Giraffa stillei

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Algeria (1 collection), Ethiopia (8), Japan (1), Kenya (38), South Africa (4), Sudan (5), Syria (1), Tanzania (17), Turkey (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (21), Malawi (1)

• Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (4), Georgia (1), Kenya (13), Malawi (2), South Africa (4), Tanzania (28), Turkey (1), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1), Ethiopia (1), Kenya (3), South Africa (2), Tanzania (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Greece (2), India (1), Kenya (3), Turkey (1)

Total: 170 collections including 254 occurrences

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