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Gentilicamelus sternbergi

Mammalia - Artiodactyla - Camelidae

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
RankNameAuthor
Amniota
Synapsida()
Therapsida()
infraorderCynodontia()
Epicynodontia
infraorderEucynodontia
Probainognathia
Mammaliamorpha
Mammaliaformes
classMammalia
orderArtiodactyla()
suborderTylopoda()
superfamilyCameloidea
familyCamelidae
genusGentilicamelus
speciessternbergi()

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. R. Prothero 1996Large camel (P2-M3 length = 70.0 mm), distinguished from contemporary P. primaevus by its larger size, and by the presence of metastylids on the lower molars. Distinguished from all other Eocene/Oligocene camels by its advanced features, including lower molar metastylids, strong P3 lingual cingulum, more spatulate lower incisors, and shortened PI. Distinguished from Miocene camels by its primitive skull proportions and by its brachydont teeth which are small relative to the skull size (Table 2).