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Noun1.Camelus - type genus of the Camelidae: camelsCamelus - type genus of the Camelidae: camels
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
Camelidae, family Camelidae - camels and llamas and vicunas
camel - cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions
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The animal struthio camelus, which can grow to nine feet tall, can be trained to successfully herd sheep.
animal struthio camelus, which to nine feet tall, can be trained to herd sheep.
Species Common name Industrial Domestic Undefined NISP MNI NISP MNI NISP MNI Ovis/Capra caprines 31 1 57 3 76 3 Ovis aries sheep 2 1 1 1 Capra hircus goat 3 1 1 1 8 1 Equus asinus donkey 2 1 3 1 6 1 rodent 2 1 6 1 Cypraea annulus cowrie 1 Strutmo camelus ostrich 1 eggshell Total 36 67 97 Table 2.
In 2010, 20 scientists from both centres decoded the entire genetic makeup of the single-humped camel, camelus dromedarius, the omnipresent native of the Arabian Peninsula.
The subfamily Camelinae includes the tribes Lamini (extant and extinct lamines Alforjas, Camelops, Hemiauchenia, Llama, and Palaeolama) and Camelini (extant camels, Camelus, and the earlier giant camels Megatylopus and Titantylopus; Harrison, 1979).
Speaking at a press conference in Riyadh, scientists from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and China's Shenzhen-based Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) explained how the single-humped Arabian camel (known by its scientific name as Camelus dromedarius) is part of a select few mammals that have been studied in this way.
Why, in the world of bird classification, might Passeriformes and Struthio camelus be seen as figurative book-ends?
Australia's government has set aside Au10 million ($16 million) to address the growing problem of the one-humped Camelus dromedarius which were brought to Australia in 1840 from India and Palestine as an ideal means of transporting heavy goods through the nation's arid heartland, contributing significantly to developing Australia's dry interior.