Palaeolama aequatorialis Hoffstetter, 1952



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Ecuador & Peru


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hoffstetter, R. (1952). Les Mammiferes Pleistocenes de la Republique de L´Equateur. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France 66: 1-391.


Other references:

Churcher, C. S. (1965). Camelid material of the genus Palaeolama Gervais from the Talara tar-seeps, Peru, with a description of a new subgenus, Astylolama. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 145(2): 161-205. [Abstract]

Ficcarelli, G., Coltorti, M., Moreno-Espinosa, M., Pieruccini, P. L., Rook, L. and Torre, D. (2003). A model for the Holocene extinction of the mammal megafauna in Ecuador. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 15: 835-845.

Seymour, Kevin L. (2015). Perusing Talara: Overview of the Late Pleistocene Fossils from the Tar Seeps of Peru, pp. 97-109. In: Harris, John M. (ed.). La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas. Los Angeles, California: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Science Series No. 42. 174 pp.


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