American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
First recorded by the astronomer Jakob Bartsch in 1624, but probably created earlier by Petrus Plancius. From Latincamēlopardalis (“a camelopard, giraffe”).
Camelopardalis Sentence Examples
Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis and giant eland Tragelaphus derbianus (T) are not present.
Apart from the distinct Somali giraffe (Giraffa reticulata), characterized by its deep liver-red colour marked with a very coarse network of fine white lines, there are numerous local forms of the ordinary giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).
c. capensis, while the legs are fully spotted and the colour-pattern on the body (especially in the last-named) is more of a blotched type, that The North African or Nubian Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis).
For details, see a paper on the subspecies of Giraffa camelopardalis, by R.