Giraffokeryx

Giraffokeryx punjabiensis

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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. punjabiensis is known from the Miocene epoch of Eurasia. Fossils have been found in Pakistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina. It differed from G. anatoliensis from Turkey by its longer and more inclined ossicones.

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Giraffokeryx punjabiensis

Pilgrim, 1910

Eurasia

Miocene

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2.5 m

1.6 m

240 kg

Reference:

Khan, M. A., Butt, S. S., Khan, A. M., & Akhtar, M. (2010). A new collection of Giraffokeryx punjabiensis (Giraffidae, Ruminantia, Artiodactyla) from the Lehri outcrops, Jhelum, northern Pakistan. Pakistan J. Sci, 62(2), 120-123.

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