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Procamelus occidentalis Leidy 1858 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 50707

Synonym: Procamelus lacustris Douglass 1899 (taxon 50698)

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 Procamelus according to S. R. May 2019

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

Type specimens:

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

Ecology: scansorial insectivore

Average measurements (in mm): m1 20.6 x 12.3