Temporal range: Miocene
|Front limb bone of Megatylopus|
Matthew & Cook, 1909
Megatylopus (also known as the North American camel) is an extinct and large genus of terrestrial herbivore the family Camelidae, endemic to North America from the Miocene through Late Pliocene—Early Pleistocene boundary 13.6—1.8 mya, existing for approximately .
Megatylopus was named by Matthew and Cook (1909). Its type is Megatylopus gigas. It was synonymized subjectively with Paracamelus by Macdonald (1959). It was assigned to Camelidae by Matthew and Cook (1909), Webb (1965), Patton (1969), Harrison (1985), Carroll (1988) and Honey et al. (1998).
- PaleoBiology Database: Megatylopus, basic info
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- S. D. Webb. 1965. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Science 1
- T. H. Patton. 1969. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 14(2)
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- 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
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