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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, or ass-camel, was the depiction of a mythical creature with the head of a donkey and 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.

References

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

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