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Procamelus grandis Gregory 1939 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50695

Synonym: Procamelus dakotensis Green 1956 (taxon 50689)

Full reference: J. T. Gregory. 1939. Two New Camels from the Late Lower Pliocene of South Dakota. Journal of Mammalogy 20(3):366-368

Belongs to Procamelus according to S. R. May 2019

Sister taxa: Procamelus coconiensis, Procamelus coconinensis, Procamelus leptocolon, Procamelus leptognathus, Procamelus minor, Procamelus occidentalis, Procamelus virginiensis

Type specimens:

  • Procamelus grandis: UCMP 32864, a skull (skull and lower jaws)
  • Procamelus dakotensis: Its type locality is Wolf Creek (SDSM V-527), which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial horizon in South Dakota.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 27.5 x 15.1