Palaeotragus Gaudry 1861 (giraffe)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Giraffidae

Synonym: Achtiaria Borissiak 1914

Parent taxon: Giraffidae according to M. Böhme et al. 2017

See also Belyaeva 1948, Carroll 1988, Hamilton 1978, Harris et al. 2010, McKenna and Bell 1997, Mitchell and Skinner 2003 and Theodorou et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Birgerbohlinia, Bohlinia, Bohlininae, Canthumerycinae, Decennatherium, Giraffinae, Giraffini, Giraffokerycinae, Honanotherium, Libytherium, Okapiinae, Okapini, Palaeogiraffa, Progiraffa, Propalaeomeryx, Sivatheriinae, Umbrotherium, Vishnutherium

Subtaxa: Palaeotragus germaini Palaeotragus lavocati Palaeotragus robinsoni Palaeotragus roueni

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Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Distribution:

• Pliocene of China (4 collections), Kazakhstan (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (1)

• MN 13 of China (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (1), Kenya (1)

• Miocene of Afghanistan (1), Algeria (2), China (12), Ethiopia (1), Greece (7), Iraq (1), Kazakhstan (1), Kenya (5), Kyrgyzstan (1), Moldova (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (3), Syria (1), Tunisia (3), Turkey (4), Ukraine (3)

Total: 58 collections including 65 occurrences

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