According to Kurtén and Anderson (1980), the ancestor to Camelops likely was within this genus.
Late Blancan: San Simon Fauna (Morgan and White 2005: ?).
Kurtén and Anderson 1980; Morgan and White 2005.
Palaeolama "is characterized by a large, double-rooted P3 and weak 'llama buttresses' on the lower molars and is distinguished from Hemiauchenia by its complex P4 (with multiple fossetids), low-crowned cheek teeth, and stocky limbs" (Kurtén and Anderson 1980:308).
Sites. Late Blancan: La Union (Morgan and Lucas 2003).
Irvingtonian: El Golfo (Croxen et al. 2007).
?Late Irvingtonian/Rancholabrean: Emery Borrow Pit (Jefferson 1991b).
Literature. Croxen et al. 2007; Kurtén and Anderson 1980; Morgan and Lucas 2003.
Last Update: 30 Jan 2014