There is some question as to the nomenclatural status of Gigantocamelus; it may be a synonym of Titanotylopus (Kurtén and Anderson 1980). Vanderhill (1986) preferred to treat them as separate genera and to refer the New Mexican material to Gigantocamelus on the basis of the restricted geographic distribution of Titanotylopus (early Irvingtonian of Nebraska). He does point out that the two cannot be separated on the basis of limited post-cranial material.
Fig. 1. Left radio-ulna of Gigantocamelus sp. (UTEP 97.45) from southern Doña Ana Co., NM. Much of the proximal articular surface of the radius is missing.
Sites. Late Blancan: La Union (Morgan and Lucas 2003); San Simon Fauna (Morgan and White 2005).
Literature. Kurtén and Anderson 1980; Morgan and Lucas 2003; Morgan and White 2005; Vanderhill 1986.
Last Update: 2 Feb 2013