Palaeolama mirifica Simpson 1929 (stout-legged llama)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Alternative combination: Tanupolama mirifica

Full reference: G. G. Simpson. 1929. Pleistocene mammalian fauna of the Seminole Field, Pinellas County, Florida. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 56(8):561-599

Belongs to Palaeolama according to J. G. Honey et al. 1998

See also Hulbert and Pratt 1998, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Simpson 1931, Slaughter 1966, Webb 1965 and Webb 1974

Sister taxa: Palaeolama aequatorialis, Palaeolama brevirostris, Palaeolama crassa, Palaeolama crequii, Palaeolama leptognata, Palaeolama major, Palaeolama niedae, Palaeolama paradoxa, Palaeolama promesolithica, Palaeolama reissi, Palaeolama weddeli

Type specimen: AMNH 23483, a set of teeth (m1-m3)

Ecology: ground dwelling browser


• Quaternary of United States (26: California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas collections)

Total: 26 collections each including a single occurrence

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