Paracamelus cf. aguirrei from Çobanpinar (Turkey) is described. Rodents from that locality suggest a Late Turolian or Latest Miocene age, indicating that this is one of the oldest records of the genus. Paracamelus dispersed from North America in a relatively short period during the Late Turolian (MN13) into the extensive open and dry environments from central Asia to North Africa, as well as into southern Spain.
Camelidae, Turolian, Late Miocene, Turkey, dispersal event