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Camelops hesternus by PhilipEdwin Camelops hesternus by PhilipEdwin
Camelops hesternus is an extinct camel that roamed western North America. It was a member of the Camelini tribe which includes the Dromedary and Camels.
It was 7 feet tall at the shoulder and could weigh up to 1800 pounds. It ate a diet of whatever was around, like other camels. Camelops probably controlled toxic plants like creosote bushes which now dominate the south west landscape, as almost no other browsers and grazers can handle it.
Early Paleoamericans hunted this animal
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BlazingBlade013 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. How long ago did it live?
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PhilipEdwin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist
It died out about 9 or 10 thousand years ago. Roughly about the same time as Middle Eastern cities like Damascus and Jericho were founded.
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grisador Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2015
Awesome; ultimate llama camel !
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Zimices Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Wonderful work, looks enough distinct from the modern camels :)
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PhilipEdwin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks Zimices
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