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Giraffoidea
Temporal range: Miocene–Holocene
MEPAN Sivatherium.jpg
Reconstruction of Sivatherium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Pecora
Superfamily: Giraffoidea
Families

Giraffoidea is a superfamily that contains Climacoceratidae and Giraffidae. The only living members are giraffes and okapis.

Classification

  • Superfamily Giraffoidea
    • Family † Climacoceratidae
      • Climacoceras
      • Orangemeryx
      • Prolibytherium
      • Propalaeoryx
      • Nyanzameryx
      • Sperrgebietomeryx
    • Family Giraffidae
      • Canthumeryx
      • Georgiomeryx
      • Mitilanotherium
      • Shansitherium
      • Subfamily Sivatheriinae
        • Bramatherium
        • Decennatherium
        • Helladotherium
        • Sivatherium
      • Subfamily Giraffinae
        • Tribe Giraffini
          • Subtribe Giraffina
          • Subtribe Bohlinina
            • Bohlinia
            • Honanotherium
        • Tribe Palaeotragini
          • Subtribe Palaeotragina
            • Giraffokeryx
            • Palaeotragus
            • Samotherium
          • Subtribe Okapiina
            • Okapia including the okapi, Okapia johnstoni
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