Camelidae is a family from the Artiodactyla order.
Camelids are large animals with slender necks and long legs, and are strictly herbivorous. Camelids differ from true ruminants in a number of ways. Their dentition shows traces of vesitigial central incisors in the upper jaw, and the third incisors are developed into canine-like tusks. Camelids also have true canine teeth and tusk-like premolars which are separated from the molars by a gap. The musculature of the hind limbs differs from those of other ungulates by the fact that the legs are attached to the body at the top of the thigh only, rather than attached by skin and muscle from the knee downwards.
Tribe Lamini Genus Lama Llama, Lama glama Guanaco, Lama guanicoe Genus Vicugna Vicuña, Vicugna vicugna Alpaca, Vicugna pacos Tribe Camelini Genus Camelus Dromedary camel, Camelus dromedarius Bactrian Camel, Camelus bactrianus †Camelus sivalensis Genus †Camelops †Camelops hesternus †C. minidokae †C. sulcatus †C. huerfanensis †C. kansanus †C. traviswhitei Genus †Paracamelus †Paracamelus gigas †P. agguirrei †P. alexejevi †P. khersonensis
†Subfamily Poebrodontinae †Subfamily Poebrotheriinae †Subfamily Miolabinae †Subfamily Stenomylinae †Subfamily Floridatragulinae