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okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
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okapi (Okapia johnstoni)


Description Painting of a okapi in 1901
Date 1901
Source Proceedings of the Zoological Society, 1901, London, UK https://archive.org/stream/proceedingsofzoo19012zool#page/n51/mode/2up
Author Painting by Sir Harry Johnston (1858-1927) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Harry_Johnston), lithograph by P. J. Smit
Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Okapi_1901.jpg

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a giraffid artiodactyl mammal native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa. Although the okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of zebras, it is most closely related to the giraffe. The okapi and the giraffe are the only living members of the family Giraffidae. Order: Artiodactyla, Family: Giraffidae, Genus: Okapia, Species: Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901).

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Scientific Name: Okapia johnstoni (P.L. Sclater, 1901)
Common Names: Okapi
Synonyms: Equus johnstoni P.L. Sclater, 1901

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