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Extinct Western Camel (Camelops hesternus) Fact Sheet: Diseases & Pathology

How Do We Know This?

Abnormalities in fossils bones may show
evidence of arthritis, cancer, nutritional stress, fractures and more.

Diseases & Pathology

  • Osteoarthritis was absent in Camelops bones from Natural Trap Cave in Wyoming (Rothschild 2003)
  • Osteoarthritis was present in toe bones of an old age Camelops trapped in a Late Pleistocene fissure deposit in New Mexico. (Morgan et al 2005)

Page Citations

Morgan et al. (2005)
Rothschild (2003)

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