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Gentilicamelus
Gentilicamelus
An artist's illustration of Gentilicamelus sternbergi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Tribe: Camelini
Genus: Gentilicamelus
Loomis, 1936
Species: G. sternbergi
Binomial name
Gentilicamelus sternbergi
Loomis, 1936

Gentilicamelus is an extinct genus of camelid in the family Camelidae, endemic to North America from the mid-Oligocene through Early Miocene 30.8—20.6 mya existing for approximately 10.2 million years.

Taxonomy[]

Gentilicamelus was named by Loomis (1936). It was assigned to Camelidae by Loomis (1936) and Carroll (1988).

Morphology[]

Four specimens were examined for estimated body mass by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. These specimens were estimated to weigh:

  • 52.9 kg (120 lb)
  • 77.4 kg (170 lb)
  • 64.7 kg (140 lb)
  • 43.4 kg (96 lb)
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