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Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Synapsida
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Subfamily: Camelinae
Tribe: Camelini
Nordmann (1850)

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Camelini is a tribe of terrestrial herbivore the family Camelidae, endemic to Asia, North America, and Africa from the Late Eocene to the present.[1] It includes the living genus Camelus as the type genus. At least one reached South America[2]


Camelini was named by Gray (1821). It was assigned to Camelinae by Stanley et al. (1994).[3]



  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Camelini, basic info
  2. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Eulamaops, basic info
  3. ^ H. F. Stanley, M. Kadwell, and J. C. Wheeler. 1994. Molecular evolution of the family Camelidae: a mitochondrial DNA study. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 256:1-6