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Giraffa is a genus of mammals in the Giraffidae family. The genus consists of seven species including the giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, the only extant species.


There are seven species in the genus Giraffa.[1][2]

G. attica, also extinct, was formerly considered part of Giraffa but was reclassified as Bohlinia attica in 1929.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Giraffa (giraffe)". The Paleobiology Database. Retrieved February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Giraffa". BioLib. Retrieved February 2012. 
  3. ^ Mitchell, G.; Skinner, J.D. (2003). "On the origin, evolution and phylogeny of giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis". Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 58 (1): 51–73. doi:10.1080/00359190309519935. 


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