Camelus dromedarius Linnaeus 1758 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Camelus according to H. F. Stanley et al. 1994

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Harris et al. 2010, Linnaeus 1758 and Thomas 1911

Sister taxa: Camelus antiquus, Camelus bactrianus, Camelus grattardi, Camelus sivalensis, Camelus thomasi

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-grazer

Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 39.4, humerus diameter 43.4, tibia diameter 32.4

Estimated body mass: 242.5 kg based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter

Distribution: found only at Nadaouiyeh Aïn Askar (Quaternary of Syria)

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