Pleiolama vera Matthew 1909 (camel)

Mammalia - Ungulata - Camelidae

Alternative combinations: Hemiauchenia vera, Pliauchenia vera, Tanupolama vera

Belongs to Pleiolama according to S. D. Webb and J. A. Meachen 2004

See also Breyer 1977, Gregory 1939, Gregory 1942, Hibbard 1963, Honey et al. 1998, Hulbert and Whitmore 2006, Kelly 1998, Matthew 1909, Webb 1965 and Webb 1974

Sister taxon: Pleiolama mckennai

Type specimen: Its type locality is Long Island Quarry, which is in a Hemphillian terrestrial horizon in the Ogallala Formation of Kansas

Ecology: ground dwelling browser-browser


• Pliocene of Mexico (2 collections)

• Hemphillian of Costa Rica (1), Mexico (3), United States (24: Alabama, Arizona, California, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Oklahoma)

• Miocene of United States (5: Nebraska, Nevada)

Total: 36 collections each including a single occurrence

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