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Camelops hesternus Leidy 1873 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 44801

Alternative combinations: Auchenia hesterna, Holomeniscus hesternus

Synonyms: Auchenia huerfanensis Cragin 1892 (no. 44384), Camelops aransas Hay 1926 (no. 44797), Camelops huerfanensis Cragin 1892 (no. 44802), Camelops sulcatus Cope 1893 (no. 44810), Camelops traviswhitei Mooser and Dalquest 1975 (no. 44811), Holomeniscus sulcatus Cope 1893 (no. 47072)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1873. Remarks on extinct mammals from California. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 25(2):259-260

Belongs to Camelops according to J. Baskin and R. G. Thomas 2015

Sister taxa: Camelops arenarum, Camelops kansanus, Camelops maximus, Camelops minidokae, Camelops nevadanus, Camelops nitidus, Camelops vacondae, Eschatius, Eschatius conidens, Megalomeryx niobrarensis

Subtaxa: Camelops huerfanensis dallasi

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Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): P3 19.3 x 11.0, P4 33.7 x 26.8, M1 34.5 x 29.2, M2 45.9 x 29.5, M3 47.3 x 27.1, p4 26.1 x 15.1, m1 32.9 x 21.6, m2 41.5 x 20.5, m3 55.6 x 18.7