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Australocamelus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Tribe: Camelini
Genus: Australocamelus
Patton, 1969
Species: A. orarius
Binomial name
Australocamelus orarius
Patton, 1969

Australocamelus is an extinct genus of camelid in the family Camelidae, endemic to North America during the Miocene 16.3—13.6 mya existing for approximately 2.7 million years.

Taxonomy[]

Australocamelus was named by Patton (1969). Its type is Australocamelus orarius. It was synonymized subjectively with Oxydactylus by Tedford et al. (1987). It was assigned to Camelidae by Patton (1969), Tedford and Barghoorn (1993) and Honey et al. (1998).

Morphology[]

A single specimen was examined for estimated body mass by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. The specimen was estimated to weigh 146.8 kg (320 lb).

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