Titanotylopus

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Titanotylopus
Temporal range: Hemphillian–Irvingtonian
Titanotylopus nebraskensis skeleton.jpg
T. nebraskensis skeleton
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Camelidae
Tribe: Camelini
Genus: Titanotylopus
Barbour & Schultz, 1934
Species

Titanotylopus nebraskensis
Titanotylopus spatulus

Synonyms
  • Gigantocamelus

Titanotylopus is an extinct genus of terrestrial herbivore in the family Camelidae. It was endemic to North America from the Miocene through Pleistocene 10.3 million years ago—300,000 years ago. It existed for about 10 million years.[1]

Its name is derived from the Greek words Τιτάν, τύλος and πούς — "Titan", "knob" and "foot"; thus, "giant knobby-foot."

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