Camelops Leidy 1854 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - 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: Lamini according to S. D. Webb and J. A. Meachen 2004

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

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

Subtaxa: Camelops arctoamericanus 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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Type: Camelops kansanus

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser


• Quaternary of Canada (8: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (10), United States (136: 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)

Total: 209 collections including 215 occurrences

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