Floridatragulus

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Floridatragulus
Temporal range: Miocene
Fossil
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Tylopoda
Family: Camelidae
Genus: Floridatragulus
Patton (1969)
Species
  • F. dolichanthereus
  • F. hesperus
  • F. nanus
  • F. texanus

Floridatragulus is an extinct genus of Camelid. It lived in North America during the Miocene, about 20.6—15.9 mya, existing for approximately 4.7 million years.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

Floridatragulus was named by White (1940). Its type is Floridatragulus dolichanthereus. It was assigned to Camelidae by White (1940) and Carroll (1988).[2]

Morphology[edit]

Four specimens were examined for estimated body mass by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. These specimens were estimated to weigh:

  • 124 kg (270 lb)
  • 66.7 kg (150 lb)
  • 78.0 kg (170 lb)
  • 67.7 kg (150 lb) [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Floridatragulus, basic info
  2. ^ R. L. Carroll. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 1-698 [K. Behrensmeyer/K. Behrensmeyer/M. Carrano]
  3. ^ M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. 2006. Estimating the body mass of extinct ungulates: a study on the use of multiple regression. Journal of Zoology 270(1):90-101