New Remains of Camelus grattardi (Mammalia, Camelidae) from the Plio-Pleistocene of Ethiopia and the Phylogeny of the Genus

@article{Geraads2019NewRO,
  title={New Remains of Camelus grattardi (Mammalia, Camelidae) from the Plio-Pleistocene of Ethiopia and the Phylogeny of the Genus},
  author={Denis Geraads and W. Andrew Barr and Denn{\'e} Reed and Michel Laurin and Zeresenay Alemseged},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  year={2019},
  volume={28},
  pages={359-370}
}
The Old World fossil record of the family Camelidae is patchy, but a new partial cranium and some other remains of Camelus grattardi from the Mille-Logya Project area in the Afar, Ethiopia, greatly increase the fossil record of the genus in Africa. These new data – together with analysis of unpublished and recently published material from other sites, and reappraisal of poorly known taxa – allow for a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis showing that C. grattardi is the earliest (2.2–2.9 Ma) and… 

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