Climacoceratidae facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsClimacoceratidae
Temporal range: Miocene
The climacoceratids, named after one of their members, Climacoceras, were previously placed in the family Palaeomerycidae, then in Giraffidae. In 1978, W.D. Hamilton made a new family, placing it near Giraffidae in the superfamily Giraffoidea.
They differ from giraffes as their ossicones are from different bones.
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