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The dromedary has not occurred naturally in the wild for nearly 2,000 years.
It was probably first domesticated in Somalia or the Arabian Peninsula about 4,000 years ago.
The large eyes are protected by prominent supraorbital ridges; the ears are small and rounded. Unlike the camelids of the genus Lama, the dromedary has a hump, and in comparison has a longer tail, smaller ears, squarer feet and a greater height at the shoulder.
The dromedary has four teats instead of the two in the Lama species.
During the transition from Pliocene to Pleistocene, several mammals faced extinction.
), also called the Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius), is a large, even-toed ungulate with one hump on its back.
The dromedary is the smallest of the three species of camel; adult males stand 1.8–2 m (5.9–6.6 ft) at the shoulder, while females are 1.7–1.9 m (5.6–6.2 ft) tall.
Males typically weigh between 400 and 600 kg (880 and 1,320 lb), and females weigh between 300 and 540 kg (660 and 1,190 lb).
The species' distinctive features include its long, curved neck, narrow chest, a single hump (compared with two on the Bactrian camel and wild Bactrian camel), and long hairs on the throat, shoulders and hump. The hump, 20 cm (7.9 in) tall or more, is made of fat bound together by fibrous tissue.
Products of the dromedary, including its meat and milk, support several north Arabian tribes; it is also commonly used for riding and as a beast of burden.