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Mammalthon 2: Texas Longhorn (Bos taurus)

Posted on May 3, 2008 by in Mammalthons, Ungulates | 6 comments

Bos taurus

Number 0151

The Texas longhorn, which is a breed of the domestic cow, is a pretty special American animal. It’s descended from the first cattle that were brought to North America (by the Spanish), and it’s the only breed of cow to evolve on its own, without human direction. Rangy and lean, longhorns can survive in extremely harsh environments. While they once roamed the plains and grasslands of the United States, they nearly went extinct early in the 20th century due to cross-breeding, but were saved by an act of Congress. This longhorn was requested by Donna.

J. Frank Dobie’s book The Longhorns


  1. Mooooooooooooooooo

  2. Moooooo?

  3. Very nice work, Wenni! This Longhorn appears relaxed and at-peace in his dominion. He looks happy to have been saved by Congress.

  4. I feel I must echo Mr. Hall’s erudite observations.

    Mooooooooooo indeed, good sir.

  5. Yes. Moooo. Moooo? Mooo!

    Thank you, Sarah. He is indeed pleased with Congress. He is sure to vote in each election.

  6. Donna Jean will love him

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