Megatylopus Matthew and Cook 1909 (camel)

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Full reference: W. D. Matthew and H. J. Cook. 1909. A Pliocene fauna from western Nebraska. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 26(27):361-414

Parent taxon: Camelini according to S. Lynch et al. 2020

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

Subtaxa: none

Type: Pliauchenia (Megatylopus) gigas

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Quaternary of United States (1: Arizona collection)

• Blancan of Mexico (1), United States (9: Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas, Washington)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Texas)

• Hemphillian of Canada (1: Alberta), Mexico (12), United States (44: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)

• Miocene of Mexico (1), United States (21: Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

Total: 92 collections each including a single occurrence

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