Michenia Frick and Taylor 1971 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Full reference: C. Frick and B. E. Taylor. 1971. Michenia, a new protolabine (Mammalia, Camelidae) and a brief review of the early taxonomic history of the genus Protolabis. American Museum Novitates 2444:1-24

Parent taxon: Protolabinae according to J. G. Honey et al. 1998

See also Carroll 1988, Dingus 1990, Frick and Taylor 1971, Honey 2007 and Pagnac 2005

Sister taxa: Protolabis, Tanymykter

Subtaxa: Michenia agatensis Michenia deschutensis Michenia exilis Michenia mudhillsensis

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Type: Michenia agatensis

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of Canada (2: Saskatchewan collections), United States (18: California, Colorado, Idaho, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming)

• Harrisonian of United States (8: California, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas)

• Arikareean of United States (5: California, Oregon, Texas)

Total: 33 collections each including a single occurrence

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