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Procamelus grandis

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

Taxonomy
Procamelus grandis was named by Gregory (1939). Its type specimen is UCMP 32864, a skull (skull and lower jaws), and it is a 3D body fossil.

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1939Procamelus grandis Gregory p. 367 fig. 1
1956Procamelus dakotensis Green
1998Procamelus grandis Honey et al. p. 451

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
OlfactoresJefferies 1991
subphylumVertebrata
Gnathostomata()
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
RankNameAuthor
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyCameloidea
familyCamelidae
subfamilyCamelinaeGray 1821
tribeCameliniGray 1821
genusProcamelus
speciesgrandis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. T. Gregory 1939arge species of Procameluswith rather slender, compressed, blade-like
caniniformteethandthinanteriorpremolars. ConsiderablylargerthanP.occidentalis. Diastemata between caniniform teeth of variable length, but uniformly greater than in Alticamelus, approaching the condition in referred material of P. occidentalis. P+ single rooted. Inner crescent of P3 incomplete, usually greatly reduced. Cheek teeth high crowned. Lower incisors protruding. A well developed sagittal crest and broad occipital crest. Neck vertebrae not elongate. Limb bones stout, not elongate.