Cloven-hoofed animal of the Old World from the hot deserts and steppes of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (Camelus dromedarius, one-humped) and the cold deserts of South-West and Central Asia (Camelus bactrianus, two-humped): various anatomical and physiological adaptations to extreme climates. The camel descends from a North American fossil type (Protolabis) that migrated to Eurasia c. three million years ago. Wild camels were common from Central Asia to N…
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