Taxon profile


Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Cetartiodactyla - even-toed ungulates »  family Giraffidae - giraffes and okapis »  genus Giraffa

Scientific synonyms

Cervus camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758 o

Type taxon of:Giraffa Brisson, 1762 (Cervus camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758)
IUCN category:Least Concern


juvenile animal

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion, Crocuta crocuta (Erxleben, 1777) - Spotted Hyena

parasite: Monodontus giraffae (Yorke & Maplestone, 1926)

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum (Swainson, 1835) - Kordofan Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum - Kordofan Giraffe

subspecies Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis (Linnaeus, 1758) - Nubian Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis - Nubian Giraffe

subspecies Giraffa camelopardalis peralta Thomas, 1898 - Nigerian Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis peralta - Nigerian Giraffe

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [9194]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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