The giraffe has long been considered a single species, albeit highly polymorphic. Its high degree of geographically structured phenotypic variation has lead to 27 recorded specific or subspecific taxon names. This article briefly reviews the significant episodes in the complex taxonomic history of the giraffe.
Key Words: Giraffe, taxonomy, evolution, subspecies
Author: Russell Seymour
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