This study revealed that there are four distinct speciesof giraffe,and five subspecies. The four distinct species are Masai giraffe ( G. tippelskirchi ),Northern giraffe ( G. camelopardalis ),Reticulated giraffe ( G. reticulata) and Southern giraffe ( G. giraffa ).
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What are the different types of giraffes?
Some examples of giraffe species that once populated the Earth are Giraffa jumae, Giraffa gracilis, Giraffa punjabiensis, Giraffa priscilla, Giraffa pygmaea, Giraffa sivalensis, Giraffa stillei, but little information is available on them. There is not a conservation status available for all species and subspecies, but the species assessed are:
What are the new species of giraffes in Africa?
The new species are the northern giraffe, the southern giraffe, the reticulated giraffe and the Masai giraffe.
How many giraffes are there in the world?
All species and subspecies in numbers: Masai giraffe Giraffa tippelskirchi 45,400 Northern giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis 5,900 Kordofan giraffe G. c. antiquorum 2,300 Nubian giraffe G. c. camelopardalis 3,000 West African giraffe G. c. peralta 600 4 more rows …
What is the species index of a giraffe?
Giraffe Species Index. The new species are the northern giraffe, the southern giraffe, the reticulated giraffe and the Masai giraffe. Masai Giraffe The Masai giraffe (Giraffa tippelskirchi) is the largest of all species which makes it the tallest terrestrial animal. The males can measure up to 19.5 feet height, and the females are not much smaller.