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
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 was first used as a crest for the English Eastland Company, and later by the Russia Company.