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- Your name Cole Anastassiou Date Scientific Name Antilocapra americana Common Name Pronghorn Taxonomic Affinity-Class Mammalia-Order

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Your name: Cole Anastassiou Date: 01/27/2009 Scientific Name: Antilocapra americana Common Name: Pronghorn Taxonomic Affinity: -Class: Mammalia -Order: Artiodactyla -Family: Antilocapridae -Genus: Antilocapra -Species: A. americana Specimen #: WFB 2463 Date on specimen: Fall, 1985 Location where collected: Carbon County, Wyoming Key identifying features: Pronghorns are sometimes confused as a member of the antelope family as they have horns rather than antlers. However, unlike antelope, pronghorn are the only species in the world to shed their horns as if they were antlers. They also are they only species that has branched horns. These horns, which are covered in keratin (a very tough and rigid protein that sheds and regrows annually), are the trademark for this very unique species. Male’s horns may grow up to 20 inches, while female’s horns only grow about 3 or 4 inches. Pronghorn are tan or light brown in color, with white on their underbelly, rump, neck, and face, as well as small black mane and black surrounding their nose. Large eye sockets give them a wide horizontal range of visibility. Have a musky odor. Have incisors only on bottom jaw and large molars.
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2010 for the course WFC WFC 50 taught by Professor Wfc50 during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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- Your name Cole Anastassiou Date Scientific Name Antilocapra americana Common Name Pronghorn Taxonomic Affinity-Class Mammalia-Order

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