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Michenia

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Mammalia
Family  Camelidae
Rank  Genus
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Artiodactyla
Tribe  Camelini
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Michenia is an extinct genus of terrestrial herbivore in the family Camelidae, endemic to North America from the Oligocene through Pliocene 24.8—4.9 mya, existing for approximately 19.9 million years.

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Taxonomy

Michenia was named by Frick and Taylor (1971). Its type is Michenia agatensis. It was assigned to Camelidae by Frick and Taylor (1971) and Carroll (1988).

Morphology

Two specimens were examined for estimated body mass by M. Mendoza, C. M. Janis, and P. Palmqvist. These specimens were estimated to weigh:

  • 224.9 kg (500 lb)
  • 121.9 kg (270 lb)
  • Fossil distribution

    Fossil distribution ranged from California to Texas to Alberta, Canada and to Idaho and Nebraska.

    References

    Michenia Wikipedia


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