Sivatherium Falconer and Cautley 1836 (giraffe)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Giraffidae

Parent taxon: Sivatheriinae according to J. H. Harris et al. 2010

See also Carroll 1988, Kahn et al. 2010 and Mitchell and Skinner 2003

Sister taxa: Bramatherium, Helladotherium, Hydaspitherium, Indratherium

Subtaxa: Sivatherium hendeyi Sivatherium maurusium

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Ecology: ground dwelling grazer

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Djibouti (1 collection), Ethiopia (3), Kenya (16), Pakistan (1), South Africa (2), Tanzania (15)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Kenya (8), Uganda (1)

• Pliocene of Chad (3), Ethiopia (5), India (3), Kenya (6), Malawi (2), Morocco (1), the Russian Federation (1), South Africa (2), Spain (1), Tajikistan (1), Tanzania (21)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Ethiopia (2), Kenya (1), Morocco (1), South Africa (3), Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pleistocene of Ethiopia (1)

• Miocene of Chad (1), Kenya (1), Tunisia (1)

Total: 105 collections each including a single occurrence

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