Procamelus occidentalis Leidy 1858 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Synonym: Procamelus lacustris Douglass 1899

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1858. Notice of Remains of Extinct Vertebrata, from the Valley of the Niobrara River, Collected during the Exploring Expedition of 1857, in Nebraska, under the Command of Lieut. G. K. Warren, U. S. Top. Eng., by Dr. F. V. Hayden, Geologist to the Expedition. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 10:15-89

Belongs to Procamelus according to S. R. May 2019

See also Douglass 1899, Hay 1902, Honey et al. 1998, Leidy 1858, Leidy 1873, Matthew 1901, Tabrum and Nichols 2001 and Webb 1969

Sister taxa: Procamelus coconiensis, Procamelus coconinensis, Procamelus grandis, Procamelus leptocolon, Procamelus leptognathus, Procamelus minor, Procamelus virginiensis

Type specimens:

  • Procamelus occidentalis: Its type locality is Niobrara River (coll. Hayden 1857), which is in a Miocene terrestrial horizon in the Loop Fork Formation of Nebraska.
  • Procamelus lacustris:

Ecology: ground dwelling browser

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (18: Nebraska, Texas collections)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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