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Canadian Museum of Nature

Pliocene Camel

Caption: This is an illustration of the High Arctic camel on Ellesmere Island during the Pliocene warm period, about three-and-a-half million years ago. The camels lived in a boreal-type forest. The habitat includes larch trees and the depiction is based on records of plant fossils found at nearby fossil deposits.

Credit: Julius T. Csotonyi

Usage Restrictions: For use with story about High Arctic camel. Credit Julius Csotonyi.

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