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

Temporal range: Late Miocene
Shansitherium fuguensis.JPG
Shansitherium and Palaeotragus microdon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Giraffidae
Genus: Shansitherium
  • S. fuguensis
  • S. tafeli
  • S. quadricornis
Mounted S. tafeli skeleton from the Beijing Museum