Giraffes

4 Comments
  1. Vladimir Dinets 12 months ago

    There is no complete consensus, but looks like there are 4 species: camelopardalis (incl. antiquorum, peralta and rothschildi), reticulata, tippelskirchi (incl. thornicrofti), and giraffa (incl. angolensis).

  2. Theo Linders 12 months ago

    This is the most recent paper on Giraffe taxonomy (and also the one Vladimir was referring to):
    http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/~jankowsk/Fennessy_et_al_2016.pdf

  3. Chris Roche 12 months ago

    Best up to date reference is these guys who have driven a lot of the genetic analysis: https://giraffeconservation.org/giraffe-species/

    Now regarded as 4 species:
    1. Southern Giraffe (including Angolan & South African subspecies)
    2. Masai Giraffe (including Thornicroft’s which is no longer recognized as a distinct subspecies)
    3. Reticulated Giraffe
    4. Northern Giraffe (including Nubian, Rothchild’s, Kordofan & West African)

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    Simon Reece 12 months ago

    Thanks, helpful and appreciated.

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