Giraffidae


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Related to Giraffidae: Giraffa, Antilocapridae, Moschidae
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Noun1.Giraffidae - giraffes
mammal family - a family of mammals
genus Giraffa, Giraffa - type genus of the Giraffidae
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The fossils of Giraffidae are reported throughout the Siwalik Early Miocene - Late Pleistocene.
Giraffidae first appeared in the Early Miocene of Africa by the presence of Zaraffa and Prolybitherium (Churcher, 1978; Geraads, 1996).
Na InfraOrdem Pecora, alem da familia Bovidae (boi, carneiro e antilope), outras quatro familias viventes sao atualmente reconhecidas como pertencentes a esta InfraOrdem: Cervidae (cervideos) Antilocapridae (Antilocapra americana) Giraffidae (girafas e ocapis da Africa) e Moschidae (musk deer ou "boi" almiscarado da Asia).
However, Giraffidae has a rich fossil history consisting of thirty species throughout the Neogene of the Old World (Bohlin, 1926; Hamilton, 1978; Geraads, 1986; Janis and Scott, 1987; Gentry and Hooker, 1988).
En trabajos anteriores se han definido las familias a las que pertenecen estos animales: camelidae, giraffidae, cervidae, bovidae, antilocapridae, elephantidae y rhinocerotidae (4, 10, 16).
Of these 65 clades, we eliminated 33 because their members had large body size or were primates (Loridae, Galagonidae, Cercopithecinae, Colobinae, Hominidae, Canidae, Acinonychinae, Felinae, Pantherinae, Herpestinae, Hyaeninae, Protelinae, Lutrinae, Mellivorinac, Mustelinae, Nandinimae, Viverrinae, Elephantidae, Rhinocerotidae, Orycteropodidae, Aepycerotinae, Alcelaphinae, Antilopinae, Bovinae, Cephalophinae, Hippotraginae, Reduncinae, Phacochoerinae, Suinae, Hippopotamidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, Manidae).
In the Siwaliks, both large and small genera of Giraffidae are present (Pilgrim, 1910, 1911; Matthew, 1929; Colbert, 1935; Bhatti et al.