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Ottoceros
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Antilocapridae
Genus †Ottoceros
Species †Ottoceros peacevalleyensis

Ottoceros is an extinct genus of artiodactyl in the Antilocapridae family.

Its only species is Ottoceros peacevalleyensis or Peace Valley pronghorn, which is known only from a single locality in California. Ottoceros had horns which twisted slightly.

Ottoceros was named by Miller and Downs (1974), in honor of William J. P. Otto, the sculptor who created the reconstructions on display in the exhibit of the Wildlife Museum. It was assigned to Antilocapridae by Miller and Downs (1974) and Carroll (1988); and to Antilocaprinae by Janis and Manning (1998).

Sources

- The Wildlife Museum

- The Paleobiology Database

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