giraffid


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Related to giraffid: family Giraffidae

giraffid

member of the Giraffidae family; includes giraffes and okapi.
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It can be differentiated from the other Lower Siwalik giraffid genera by strong and pillar like styles and stylids, prominent median ribs and comparatively broad crown.
The outcrops of the Lehri village (Chinji Formation) district Jhelum, Punjab Pakistan, were thoroughly investigated in order to obtain the middle Miocene giraffid specimens.
For example, DMA was used to determine the diets of Miocene giraffids, late Miocene antelope, fossil equids and rhinoceros (Solounias et al.
1988) found that the Samotherium boissieri Major 1888 (an extinct giraffid from the Miocene of Samos Greece) was known to be mixed feeder to grazer.
The Siwalik giraffid research history goes back to the 19th century, when Cautley (1838) discovered an elongated third cervical vertebra of a large-sized giraffid.
It can be differentiated from other Lower Siwalik giraffid genera by tiny ectostylid less prominent median ribs and weak metastylid.
The specimens exhibit typical giraffid features in representing rugose enamel and obliquely situated labial cusps (Pilgrim, 1911; Matthew, 1929; Colbert, 1935; Bhatti et al.
Diagnosis: A gigantic Pleistocene giraffid, with four horns in the male, an anterior conical pair, arising from the frontals, and a posterior, palmate pair situated on the parietals.
The recovered giraffid material is associated with remains of Tragoportax punjabicus, T.
tragelaphoides, a tragulid Dorcatherium, a giraffid Giraffokeryx punjabiensis and a proboscidean Deinotherium cf.
It increases knowledge of the dental morphometric characters of bovids, giraffids, cervids and proboscideans.
Also the petrified bony bits and pieces of dentition of ruminants (Rhinoceros, Giraffids, Suids and Bovids) were discovered from Dhok Bun Ameer Khatoon, Chakwal.