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Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Subfamily: Camelinae

Camelinae is a subfamily of terrestrial herbivore of the family Camelidae, endemic to Asia, Eurasia, South America, North America, and Africa appearing during the Eocene 38 mya, existing for approximately 38 million years.[1]

Camelinae include the tribes Camelini and Lamini.


Camelinae was named by Gray (1821). Its type is Camelus. It was assigned to Camelidae by Stanley et al. (1994) and Ruez (2005).[2]


  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Camelinae, basic info
  2. ^ D. R. Ruez. 2005. Earliest record of Palaeolama (Mammalia, Camelidae) with comments on "Palaeolama" guanajuatensis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 25(3):741-744