[ Matt's World of Wicked Giraffes]

Scientific Name

Scientific Name - Giraffa camelopardalis
Common Name - Giraffe Kingdom
Animal Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Artiodactyla
Family - Giraffidae
Genus - Camelopardalis
Species - giraffa

Geographic Range - Savannahs and thornbush of northeastern Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, north and eastern Kenya).

Other sub-species of giraffe (vernacular, scientific names):

  • Nubian, Giraffa camelopardalis typica
  • Kordofan, G.c. antiquorum
  • Lado, G.c. cottoni
  • Baringo, G.c. rothschildsi
  • Kilimanjaro or Masai, G.c. tippelskirchi
  • Congo, G.c. congoensis
  • Angola, G.c. angolensis
  • Transvaal, G.c. wardi
  • Cape, G.c. capensis
  • Nigerian, G.c. peralta
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