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Camelops Leidy 1854 (camel)

Osteichthyes - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 42520

Synonym: Megalomeryx Leidy 1858 (taxon 48013)

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1854. Description of a Fossil Apparently Indicating an Extinct Species of the Camel Tribe. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7:172-173

Parent taxon: Lamini according to S. D. Webb and J. A. Meachen 2004

Sister taxa: Aepycamelus, Alforjas, Blancocamelus, Eulamaops, Hemiauchenia, Lama, Palaeolama, Pleiolama, Pliauchenia, Tanupolama parvus, Vicugna

Subtaxa: Camelops arctoamericanus, Camelops arenarum, Camelops hesternus, Camelops kansanus, Camelops maximus, Camelops minidokae, Camelops nevadanus, Camelops nitidus, Camelops vacondae, Eschatius, Eschatius conidens, Megalomeryx niobrarensis

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Type: Camelops kansanus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser