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meaning: "Camel face"
Named By: Joseph Leidy in 1854
Time Period: Late Pliocene to Early Holocene, 2.5-0.010 Ma
Location: Across North America
Size: Around 2.1 meters tall at the shoulder
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Many specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Artiodactyla | Camelidae | Camelopini |
Also known as: | Camelops conidens | Camelops maximus | Eschatius |

Camelops is an extinct genus of camel that once roamed western North America, where it disappeared at the end of the Pleistocene about 10,000 years ago. It was very closely related to the Old World Dromedary and Bactrian camel. Its name is derived from the Ancient Greek kamelos (camelos, 'camel') and ops (ops, 'face'), i.e. "camel-face."

Read more about Camelops at Wikipedia
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