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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