Palaeolama Gervais 1869 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Parent taxon: Lamini according to D. R. Ruez 2005

See also Alroy 2002, Carroll 1988, Cisneros 2005, Honey et al. 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Simpson 1945, Webb 1965 and Webb and Meachen 2004

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

Subtaxa: Palaeolama aequatorialis Palaeolama brevirostris Palaeolama crassa Palaeolama crequii Palaeolama leptognata Palaeolama major Palaeolama mirifica Palaeolama niedae Palaeolama paradoxa Palaeolama promesolithica Palaeolama reissi Palaeolama weddeli

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Type: Palaeolama weddeli

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (3 collections), Bolivia (7), Brazil (6), Chile (1), Ecuador (5), El Salvador (1), Paraguay (1), Peru (3), United States (31: California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas), Uruguay (2), Venezuela (1)

• Uquian of Uruguay (1)

• Blancan of Mexico (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Peru (1)

Total: 64 collections including 65 occurrences

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