Ceratogaulus hatcheri (Matthew, 1902) (Horned Gopher)
Late Miocene to Early Pleistocene
Length (Quadrupedal): About 30 cm
The smallest horned mammal known to modern science, she has evolved bony (not just keratinous!) horns as a defensive measure. They are no larger nor more elaborate in her male counterparts.
The horned gopher. An animal so self-explanatory, she makes rocket launcher instructions seem like graduate school level calculus!
Sunday, May 31st, 2015