Curtin, Charles B. Department of Biology, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Last reviewed:October 2019
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The name given to two species of mammals that are members of the family Camelidae in the order Artiodactyla. The two camel species are the Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) and the Arabian or dromedary camel (C. dromedarius). Both species are domesticated, but a few wild herds of Bactrian camels are still in existence in the Gobi desert. The two species are able to interbreed. See also: Artiodactyla; Domestication (anthropology); Mammalia
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