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Aepycamelus procerus Matthew and Cook 1909 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 43801

Alternative combination: Alticamelus procerus

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and H. J. Cook. 1909. A Pliocene fauna from western Nebraska. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 26(27):361-414

Belongs to Aepycamelus according to J. R. Macdonald 1956

Sister taxa: Aepycamelus alexandrae, Aepycamelus bradyi, Aepycamelus elrodi, Aepycamelus giraffinus, Aepycamelus major, Aepycamelus priscus, Aepycamelus robustus, Aepycamelus stocki, Alticamelus altus

Type specimen: AMNH 14070, a partial skeleton ( a crushed skull and jaws with parts of the skeleton associated). Its type locality is East Surface Quarry, which is in a Barstovian terrestrial horizon in the Olcott Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): M1 23.0 x 22.0, M2 33.0 x 28.5, M3 34.0 x 27.0, m1 26.0 x 16.5