Camelops hesternus Leidy 1873 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Alternative combinations: Auchenia hesterna, Holomeniscus hesternus

Synonyms: Auchenia huerfanensis Cragin 1892, Camelops aransas Hay 1926, Camelops huerfanensis Cragin 1892, Camelops sulcatus Cope 1893, Camelops traviswhitei Mooser and Dalquest 1975, Holomeniscus sulcatus Cope 1893

Full reference: J. Leidy. 1873. Part I. Contributions to the extinct vertebrate fauna of the western territories. Report of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories 1:1-358

Belongs to Camelops according to J. Baskin and R. G. Thomas 2015

See also Cope 1884, Cope 1893, Dalquest 1992, Elftman 1931, Hay 1902, Hay 1926, Honey et al. 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Leidy 1873, Mooser and Dalquest 1975, Morgan and Rinehart 2007, Slaughter 1966 and Webb 1965

Sister taxa: Camelops arctoamericanus, Camelops arenarum, Camelops kansanus, Camelops maximus, Camelops minidokae, Camelops nevadanus, Camelops nitidus, Camelops vacondae, Eschatius, Eschatius conidens, Megalomeryx niobrarensis

Subtaxa: Camelops huerfanensis dallasi

View classification

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser


• Quaternary of Canada (6: Alberta, Saskatchewan collections), Mexico (1), United States (29: California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming)

• Blancan of United States (1: New Mexico)

• Pliocene of Mexico (1)

Total: 38 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.