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Temporal range: Early Miocene – Present
Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Ruminantia
Infraorder: Pecora
Superfamily: Giraffoidea
Family: Giraffidae
Gray, 1821

Giraffes are Artiodactyls that are characterized by long necks and antlers.  Okapis are related to giraffes.  Both giraffes and okapis evolved from the same line of animals.


Members of the giraffe family are Birgerbohlinia, Bohlinia, Bramatherium, Climacoceras, Decennatherium, Giraffokeryx, Helladotherium, Honanotherium, Macedonitherium, Mitilanotherium, Palaeogiraffa, Palaeotragus, Progiraffa, Prolibytherium, Propalaeomeryx, Samotherium, Shansitherium, and Sivatherium



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