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Extinct Dwarf Pronghorn (Capromeryx minor) Fact Sheet: Reproduction & Development

Extinct Dwarf Pronghorn (Capromeryx minor)

How Do We Know This?

Isotope studies of elements present fossil bones and tusks in microscopic quantities give information about timing of reproductive stress, and timing of nursing. Clues to stages of development come from tooth replacement patterns and closure of sutures in skull and limb bones.

Mortality and Life Stages

  •  Not known at present, but may have many similarities to modern Pronghorn.

Page Citations

Fisher (1996)
Kerr (2008)
Kurtén & Anderson (1980)
Martin (2005)
Rountrey (2006)

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