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Extinct Dwarf Pronghorn (Capromeryx minor) Fact Sheet: Diet & Feeding

Extinct Dwarf Pronghorn (Capromeryx minor)

How Do We Know This?

Clues to fossil mammals' diets come from teeth, skull shape and the positions and strength of major jaw muscles, from fossilized dung and guts, from oxygen isotopes in bone and teeth, and from diets of similar modern animals.

Diet & Feeding

  • The high-crowned (hypsodont) teeth and a narrow muzzle probably reflect and intermediate browsing/grazing feeding style (Janis & Manning 1998)

Page Citations

Janis & Manning (1998)

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