8 mrt. 2020
Giraffokeryx was a medium sized giraffid from the Indian subcontinent and Eurasia during the Miocene epoch. It had approximately the size of a modern okapi and had four ossicones (horns) on its head, which made it distinguished by most other giraffids. Females didn't had horns at all. Giraffokeryx probably inhabited dry savannas and sparse forest, browsing on small trees and bushes.
The genus Giraffokeryx consists of two species, of which G. anatoliensis is known from the Miocene epoch of Asia and fossils have been found in Turkey. It differed from G. punjabiensis from Pakistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina by its shorter and less inclined ossicones and was probably smaller in size.
Geraads & Aslan, 2003
Geraads, D., & Aslan, F. (2003). Giraffidae from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandır (Turkey).