Camelus bactrianus


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Related to Camelus bactrianus: Camelus ferus, Bos mutus
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Noun1.Camelus bactrianus - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central AsiaCamelus bactrianus - two-humped camel of the cold deserts of central Asia
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
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wild camels Camelus bactrianus in Mongolia (Przewalsky 1878), European bison Bison bonasus in Caucasus at the beginning of the 20th century (Filatov 1912), and American bison Bison bison in North America at the end of the 19th century (Roc 1951).
It is estimated that no more than 660 wild Bactrian camels, Camelus bactrianus ferus (Figure 1), and possibly as few as 500 survive in China.
Only 1,500 to 3,000 of the enigmatic Camelus bactrianus roam Mongolia and China.