Pliocene Camel (IMAGE) Canadian Museum of Nature 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. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.