Temporal range: Miocene–Pliocene
This was the largest species of camelid to roam the Earth.
Megacamelus was named by Frick (1929). It was assigned to Camelidae by Frick (1929) and Honey et al. (1998).
Four specimens were examined for estimated body mass by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. These specimens were estimated to weigh:
- 3,695.7 kg (8,100 lb)
- 3,059.8 kg (6,700 lb)
- 2,246.8 kg (5,000 lb)
- 1,747.9 kg (3,900 lb) 
- PaleoBiology Database: Megacamelus, basic info
- J. G. Honey, J. A. Harrison, D. R. Prothero and M. S. Stevens. 1998. Camelidae. In C. M. Janis, K. M. Scott, and L. L. Jacobs (eds.), Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America 1:439-462
- 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
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