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Pronghorns are placed in their own family, the Antilocapridae, to distinguish them from antelopes (Family Bovidae) or deer (Family Cervidae). True antelopes and cattle have unbranched horns that are enclosed in a keratinous horn sheath. Deer have branched antlers that are shed annually. Pronghorns have branched horns and shed their horn sheaths annually. Remains of the living pronghorn species and an extinct dwarf form are both found in the La Brea Tar Pits.
Southwest Canada, western United States and northern Mexico
Deserts and grasslands
Sonoran subspecies endangered but otherwise no special concern
Shrubs, grasses and forbs
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for pronghorn.