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Giraffidae
Okapi
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Giraffidae

Giraffidae is a family from the Artiodactyla order.

AppearanceEdit

Giraffids share many common features with other ruminants. They have cloven hooves and cannon bones, much like bovids, and a complex, four-chambered stomach. They have no upper incisors or canines, replacing them with a tough, horny pad. There is an especially long diastema between the front and cheek teeth. The latter are selenodont, adapted for grinding up tough plant matter.

GeneraEdit

Family Giraffidae

†Birgerbohlinia
†Bohlinia
†Bramatherium
†Decennatherium
Giraffa
 Giraffa camelopardalis, Giraffe
  Nubian giraffe, G. c. camelopardalis
  Reticulated giraffe, G. c. reticulata
  Angolan giraffe, G. c. angolensis
  Kordofan giraffe, G. c. antiquorum
  Masai giraffe, G. c. tippelskirchi
  Rothschild giraffe, G. c. rothschildi
  South African giraffe, G. c. giraffa
  Rhodesian giraffe, G. c. thornicrofti
  West African Giraffe, G. c. peralta
 †Giraffa gracilis 
 †Giraffa jumae 
 †Giraffa priscilla 
 †Giraffa punjabiensis 
 †Giraffa pygmaea 
 †Giraffa sivalensis 
 †Giraffa stillei
†Giraffokeryx
†Helladotherium
†Honanotherium
†Macedonitherium
†Mitilanotherium
Okapia
 Okapia johnstoni, Okapi 
†Palaeogiraffa
†Paleotragus
†Progiraffa
†Propalaeomeryx
†Samotherium
†Shansitherium
†Sivatherium

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