Antilocapra americana (Pronghorn)
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Habitat: Historically recorded throughout most of Oklahoma except the Cypress-Oak floodplains, the Oak-Hickory-Pine Ouachita Highlands, and the Oak-Hickory Ozark Plateau. Now found in the plains of northwestern Oklahoma.

Habits: Pronghorn are selective feeders, continually on the move while feeding. Forbs seem to be preferred. Both sexes mature at 1 year of age. The two young, which are born or “dropped,” are able to walk and run in a very short time period. Pronghorn shed their horn sheaths once a year; the sheaths are then regrown. Herds of Pronghorn were once extensive, but indiscriminate hunting reduced their numbers; effective management now is reversing this trend.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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