Camelus moreli Martini et al. in Martini, 2019

Syrian camel



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene















Original scientific description:

Martini, Pietro et al. (2019). A giant and a small camel lived side by side in the Late Pleistocene of Syria, pp. 162-218. In: Martini, Pietro. (2019). Camel fossils from the El Kowm Basin, Syria. Diversity and evolution. Ph.D Dissertation, University of Basel.


Other references:

Grigson, Caroline. (1983). A very large camel from the upper pleistocene of the Negev desert. Journal of Archaeological Science 10(4): 311-316. [relevant citation?]

Jagher, R. (2011). Nadaouiyeh Aïn Askar - Acheulean variability in the Central Syrian Desert. The Lower and Middle Palaeolithc in the Middle East and Neighbouring Regions. J. M. Le Tensorer, R. Jagher and M. Otte. Liège, Etudes et Recherches Archéologiques de l’Université de Liège (ERAUL). 126.

Martini, P., L. Costeur, J.-M. Le Tensorerer, and P. Schmid (2015). Pleistocene camelids from the Syrian Desert: The diversity in El Kowm. L’Anthropologie 119(5): 687-693.

Martini, Pietro et al. (2016?). Cranial morphology of Recent and Pleistocene camels.