The only rodent known to have horns, the “horned gopher” Ceratogaulus.
These prairie-dog-sized guys were found in the great plains of North America between about 17 and 5 million years ago. The exact purpose of their horns has been the subject of a lot of speculation, but the most likely explanation is that they provided some sort of defense against predators.

The only rodent known to have horns, the “horned gopher” Ceratogaulus.


These prairie-dog-sized guys were found in the great plains of North America between about 17 and 5 million years ago. The exact purpose of their horns has been the subject of a lot of speculation, but the most likely explanation is that they provided some sort of defense against predators.

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