Procamelus

Procamelus

Taxobox
name = "Procamelus"
fossil_range = middle to late Miocene


image_width = 250px
image_caption = Mummified "Procamelus" head.
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Artiodactyla
familia = Camelidae
genus = †"Procamelus"
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = †"Procamelus angustidens" †"Procamelus robustus" †"Procamelus occidentalis" †"Procamelus gracilis" †"Procamelus leptognathus"

"Procamelus" is an extinct genus of camelid that lived during the Miocene epoch. Its name is derived from the Greek πρό, an adverb meaning "before" and κάμελος (camel), thus "early camel."It had long legs designed for speed, was about 1.3m in height, ate plants, and had a straighter neck than "Oxydactylus" and "Aepycamelus".


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