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Encyclopedia > Giraffidae
Giraffidae

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Gray, 1821
Species

 Okapia johnstoni
 Giraffa camelopardalis Download high resolution version (600x769, 94 KB)Okapi at Bristol Zoo, Bristol, England. ... Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals characterized by the presence of mammary glands... Families Suidae Hippopotamidae Tayassuidae Camelidae Tragulidae Moschidae Cervidae Giraffidae Antilocapridae Bovidae The even-toed ungulates form the mammal order Artiodactyla. ... John Edward Gray (February 12, 1800 - March 7, 1875) was a British zoologist. ... Binomial name Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901) The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is the closest living relative of the Giraffe. ... Binomial name Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 The Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) is an even-toed ungulate mammal and the tallest of all land living animal species. ...

The biological family Giraffidae contains just two members, the Giraffe and the Okapi. Both are confined to sub-saharan Africa: the Giraffe to the open savannas, and the Okapi to the dense rainforest of the Congo. The two species look very different on first sight, but share a number of common features, including a long, dark-coloured tongue, lobed canine teeth, and horns covered in skin. Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Female giraffe with calf, in Kenya. ... Binomial name Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901) The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is one of the two remaining species of family Giraffidae, the second being the Giraffe. ... Africa is the worlds second-largest continent and 3rd most populous. ...


The closest relatives of the Giraffidae are the other members of the suborder Ruminantia, which include cattle, goats, sheep, and antelope. Families  Tragulidae  Moschidae  Cervidae  Giraffidae  Antilocapridae  Bovidae The biological suborder Ruminantia includes many of the well-known large grazing or browsing mammals: among them cattle, goats, sheep, deer, and antelope. ...


Fossil records indicate that they have first appeared in the late stages of the Oligocene. The Oligocene epoch is a geologic period of time that extends from about 34 million to 23 million years before the present. ...

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Giraffe.
Families  Suidae  Tayassuidae  Hippopotamidae The Suina contains the earliest and most archaic Artiodactyla. ... Species  Lama glama  Lama pacos  Lama guanicoe  Vicugna vicugna  Camelus dromedarius  Camelus bactrianus The four llamas and two camels are camelids: members of the biological family Camelidae, the only family in the suborder Tylopoda. ... Families  Tragulidae  Moschidae  Cervidae  Giraffidae  Antilocapridae  Bovidae The biological suborder Ruminantia includes many of the well-known large grazing or browsing mammals: among them cattle, goats, sheep, deer, and antelope. ... The four species of chevrotain, also known as mouse deer, make up the family Tragulidae. ... The four species of musk deer make up the family Moschidae. ... Genera About 15 in 4 subfamilies. ... Female giraffe with calf, in Kenya. ... Binomial name Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901) The Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is one of the two remaining species of family Giraffidae, the second being the Giraffe. ... Binomial name Antilocapra americana Ord, 1815 The pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) is the only surviving member of the family Antilocapridae, and the fastest land animal in North America running at speeds up to 54 mph (90 km/h). ... Subfamilies Bovinae Cephalophinae Hippotraginae Antilopinae Caprinae A bovid is any of almost 140 species of cloven-hoofed mammals belonging to the family Bovidae. ... shrunken version of Arpingstones original File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Female giraffe with calf, in Kenya. ...


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Family Giraffidae or giraffes and okapis (545 words)
The family Giraffidae is made up of only two species; the giraffe and okapi.
The okapi, Okapia johnstoni, in the giraffe family, Giraffidae, is unusual among mammals in that the female is larger than the male.
The nuclear DNA data suggested that the Antilocaprinae comprise a unique evolutionary lineage, the Cervidae and Bovidae are sister taxa while the Giraffidae is more primitive.
Giraffidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (126 words)
The biological family Giraffidae contains just two members, the Giraffe and the Okapi.
Both are confined to sub-saharan Africa: the Giraffe to the open savannas, and the Okapi to the dense rainforest of the Congo.
The closest relatives of the Giraffidae are the other members of the suborder Ruminantia, which include cattle, goats, sheep, and antelope.
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