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Palaeolama
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A restored sketch sheet of Palaeolama mirifica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Tribe: Lamini
Genus: Palaeolama
Gervais, 1869
Binomial name
Palaeolama mirifica
Gervais, 1869

Palaeolama (meaning "early llama") is an extinct genus of North and South American lamine camelid of the the Pleistocene.

Range[]

Palaeolama mirifica, the "stout-legged llama", is known from southern California and the southeastern U. S. with the highest concentration of fossil specimens found in Florida, specifically the counties of Alachua, Citrus, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Brevard, Orange, Sumter, Levy. Other fossil occurrences have been discovered in Central America; Mexico and El Salvador and South America; Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela, and Uruguay.

References[]

http://www.fossilworks.org/cgi-bin/bridge.pl?a=taxonInfo&taxon_no=42539

https://journals.openedition.org/bifea/6414

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10914-012-9203-4

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