Protolabis coartatus Stirton 1929 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Alternative combination: Procamelus coartatus

Synonyms: Protolabis notiochorinos Patton 1969, Protolabis notiochorinus Patton 1969

Full reference: R. A. Stirton. 1929. Artiodactyla From the Fossil Beds of Fish Lake Valley, Nevada. University of California Publications, Bulletin of the Department of Geological Sciences 18(11):291-302

Belongs to Protolabis according to S. R. May 2019

See also Honey 2007, Honey et al. 1998, Patton 1969 and Stirton 1929

Sister taxa: Protolabis angustidens, Protolabis barstowensis, Protolabis gracilis, Protolabis heterodontus, Protolabis inaequidens, Protolabis saxeus, Protolabis yavapaiensis

Type specimens:

  • Protolabis coartatus: UCMP 19820, a partial skeleton (mandible with complete dentition; rostral portion of the skull with Is, C, and P1 on either side; distal end of the humerus; ulno-radius complete; all carpals p)
  • Protolabis notiochorinos: UT-BEG 31132-332, a mandible (mandible with p4-m3 intact; p2-p3, broken below crown. p1 allveolus present.). Its type locality is Bridge Ranch, Normanna, which is in a Clarendonian terrestrial sandstone/claystone in the Goliad Formation of Texas.

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser


• Miocene of United States (12: Arizona, Nevada, Texas collections)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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