Megatylopus

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Megatylopus (also known as the North American camel) is an extinct genus of large camel, endemic to North America from the Late Miocene to the Pliocene, existing for approximately 7.4 million years.[1] Fossil distribution ranged from North Carolina to California. It stood about 4.2 metres (14 ft) tall.[2]

Megatylopus
Temporal range: Miocene–Pleistocene
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Front limb bone of Megatylopus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Genus: Megatylopus
Matthew & Cook, 1909
Type species
Pliauchenia gigas
Species
  • M. gigas
  • M. cochrani
  • M. matthewi
  • M. primaevus
Restoration

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