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Pronghorn

pronghorn

(Science: zoology) An American antelope (Antilocapra Americana), native of the plain near the rocky mountains. The upper parts are mostly yellowish brown; the under parts, the sides of the head and throat, and the buttocks, are white. The horny sheath of the horns is shed annually.

Synonym: cabree, cabut, prongbuck, and pronghorned antelope.


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Unidentified Animal Bone

That looks like a tooth, possibly from something along the lines of a deer, pronghorn, or bison.

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by EthanOrtega
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:15 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Unidentified Animal Bone
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Horn/Bone

... the rule: Rhino's have NO bony core in the center or their "horn". It is %100 Keratin. Also, true horns do not branch but the American Pronghorn Atelope has forked horns that consist of a keratin sheath and a bony core....sounds like a horn right? BUT they shed them once a year. I think ...

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by Chris103
Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:48 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Horn/Bone
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fastest animal

... body size and weight but I found the following and thought that you might find it interesting anyway :) Animal Speed (miles per hour) Cheetah - 70 Pronghorn Antelope - 61 Wildebeest - 50 Lion - 50 Thomson's Gazelle - 50 Quarterhorse - 47.5 Elk - 45 Cape Hunting Dog - 45 Coyote - 43 Gray Fox - 42 ...

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by orbit
Tue May 08, 2007 1:43 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: fastest animal
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fastest animal

has anyone mentioned the pronghorn? its max speed is 100 km/hr, which is decent, but it can sustain a speed of 65 km/hr for up to to 10 minutes. as for the slowest animal, maybe Porifera? :lol:

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by jimmystang
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: fastest animal
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