L is for Leptotragulus – #AtoZChallenge – 2017 – Uintan Mammals

L is for Leptotragulus

Leptotragulus was a hoofed mammal that would have roughly looked like a deer, but were more closely related to camels and llamas. They were a member of a group called the Protoceratidae, that were unique in having horns on their snouts.

Here is a relative of Leptotragulus, Synthetoceras:

Synthetoceras tricornatus. Credit: Nobu Tamura CC 3.0 By

 

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Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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