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Bones and cross-sections of bones of an okapi, a giraffe, an eland and a samotherium. Lithograph by J. Green.

Green, James, 1771-1834.

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The "elan" referred to in the lettering is probably an eland Eland: any antelope of the genus Taurotragus, native to Africa, having spirally twisted horns Giraffes: Giraffes branched off from the deer just after Eumeryx. The first giraffes were Climacoceras and then Canthumeryx, Paleomeryx, then Paleotragus, a short necked giraffid complete with short skin-covered horns. From there the giraffe lineage goes through Samotherium, another short-necked giraffe, and then split into Okapia (one species is still alive, the okapi, essentially a living Miocene short-necked giraffe) and Giraffa, the modern long-necked giraffe

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1,3,8,13, Samotherium. 2,7,9,10 Giraffe. 4,5,6,12, Okapi. 11. Elan. J. Green del. et lith

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1 print : lithograph

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Wellcome Library no. 42199i

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