Tag Archives: Camelidae

A Camel for Christmas

When I was a small child, it was traditional in rural Ireland to go round neighbouring churches and view their nativity cribs. The ones I was always more impressed by were the ones with huge plaster animals – the oxen, … Continue reading

Posted in Gigantocamelus | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Yesterday’s Camel

Camels are weird. I think we like them because their curmudgeonly reputation reminds us of someone we know (or ourselves!). Easy to recognise and totally unlike any other mammal, the “ship of the desert” is always included in Noah’s ark … Continue reading

Posted in Camelops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The bizarre elongated llama

In the Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, landscape manufacturer Slartibartfast likes to take elements of his favourite geological features and pop them together to make something extra special – allegedly how Scandinavia came about! On finding out about Macrauchenia, the … Continue reading

Posted in Macrauchenia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments