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Megalomeryx niobrarensis Leidy 1858 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 48014

Alternative combination: Camelops niobrarensis

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Belongs to Megalomeryx according to J. Leidy 1873

Sister taxa: Camelops arctoamericanus, Camelops arenarum, Camelops hesternus, Camelops kansanus, Camelops maximus, Camelops minidokae, Camelops nevadanus, Camelops nitidus, Camelops vacondae, Eschatius, Eschatius conidens

Type specimen: Its type locality is Niobrara River (coll. Hayden 1857), which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Loop Fork Formation of Nebraska.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore