Camelops Leidy 1854 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Synonym: Megalomeryx Leidy 1858

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: Camelini according to S. Lynch et al. 2020

See also Baskin and Thomas 2015, Carroll 1988, Hay 1902, Honey et al. 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1854, Schultz and Howard 1935, Simpson 1945, Voorhies 1990, Webb 1965 and Webb and Meachen 2004

Sister taxa: Camelus, Gigantocamelus, Megacamelus, Megatylopus, Paracamelus, Titanotylopus

Subtaxa: 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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• Quaternary of Canada (8: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Honduras (1), Mexico (12), United States (144: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

• Blancan of Mexico (6), United States (48: Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of United States (1: Nebraska)

Total: 221 collections including 228 occurrences

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