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Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia$
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Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254404

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001

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Giraffi dae

Giraffi dae

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Ardipithecus kadabba

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

University of California Press

This chapter describes the giraffid remains in the Middle Awash late Miocene deposits. The family Giraffidae is represented by two modern genera (Okapia and Giraffa) in Africa. Giraffids first appear in Africa south of the Sahara sometime toward the end of the middle Miocene. During the late Miocene, however, giraffines, which were also abundant in western Eurasia, dominated the giraffid community of eastern Africa.

Keywords:   giraffid, Middle Awash, Giraffidae, Okapia, Giraffa, giraffines

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