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Shansitherium
Temporal range: Late Miocene
Shansitherium-Beijing Museum of Natural History.jpg
Skeletal mount of S. tafeli, Beijing Museum of Natural History
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Shansitherium
Species
  • †S. fuguensis
  • †S. quadricornis [1]
  • †S. tafeli [2]

Shansitherium ("beast of Shanxi") [2] is an extinct genus of superficially moose-like or antelope-like giraffids from the late Miocene epoch of Shanxi Province, China. They are closely related to the genus Samotherium.

Species

Illustration of Shansitherium species and Palaeotragus microdon

The genus consists of the following species:

References

  1. ^ a b Bohlin, K., 1926. Über den veränderlichen Stern BC (7.1926) Ophiuchi. Astronomische Nachrichten, 229, p.65.
  2. ^ a b c Killgus, H., 1922. Die unterpliocaenen chinesischen Säugetierreste der Tafelschen Sammlung zu Tübingen (Doctoral dissertation)

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