Giraffokeryx

Giraffokeryx anatoliensis

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Genus information

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.

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Giraffidae

Eurasia

Miocene

Species information

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.

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Giraffokeryx anatoliensis

Geraads & Aslan, 2003

Asia

Miocene

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2.3 m

1.3 m

210 kg

Reference:

Geraads, D., & Aslan, F. (2003). Giraffidae from the middle Miocene hominoid locality of Çandır (Turkey).

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