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Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus 1758 (giraffe)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Giraffidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 133600

Alternative combination: Cervus camelopardalis

Synonyms: Camelopardalis aethiopica Ogilby 1837 (no. 399656), Camelopardalis antiquorum Jardine 1835 (no. 399655), Camelopardalis capensis Lesson 1842 (no. 399657), Giraffa hagenbecki Knottneurus-Meyer 1910 (no. 399662), Giraffa infumata Noack 1908 (no. 399661), Giraffa schillingsi Matschie 1898 (no. 399660), Giraffa senaariensis Trouessart 1898 (no. 399658), Giraffa tippelskirchi Matschie 1898 (no. 399659)

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Giraffa according to International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1998

Sister taxa: Giraffa jumae, Giraffa pomeli, Giraffa priscilla, Giraffa punjabiensis, Giraffa pygmaea, Giraffa sivalensis, Giraffa stillei

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur length 473.0, humerus length 442.0, radius length 669.0, skull 614.7 x 286.3, tibia length 527.0

Estimated body mass: 354.4 kg based on femur length, humerus length, and tibia length