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UL professor unearths 7-million-year-old 'giant camel' skeleton in Oregon

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James Martin, a professor in the Geology Department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, has finished excavating a 7-million-year-old camel in South-Central Oregon. 

According to UL Lafayette, the specimen is the most complete known skeleton of the giant camel, Megatylopus, a creature that was 12-14 feet tall and functioned much like the giraffe.

The partial skeleton will arrive in a few weeks to Lafayette, where it will be prepared and placed on display as part of the third installment of the Prehistoric Giants exhibit presented by UL Lafayette and the Lafayette Science Museum downtown.

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