Allocamelus

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Allocamelus from Edward Topsell's The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents, 1658. The image was originally from a Dutch work published in 1558. Topsell believed that the creature was the offspring of a camel and mule.

In heraldry, the Allocamelus (a.k.a. Ass-Camel) was the depiction of a mythical creature with the head of a donkey and the body of a camel. It is the legendary representation of the llama. It was first used as a crest for the English Eastland Company, and later by the Russia Company.

External links

  • "Allocamelus (archived)". The Probert Encyclopedia of Heraldry. URL accessed 2007-02-26.
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