Giraffes

4 Comments
  1. Vladimir Dinets 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

    Thanks, helpful and appreciated.

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