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The short-faced Niata cow. Journal of Heredity, doi: Charles Darwin saw this strange cow when he visited the Argentinian Pampas and areas around Buenos Aires in the s.
Their forehead is very short and broad, with the nasal end turned up, and the upper lip much drawn back; their lower jaws project beyond the upper, and have a corresponding upward curve; hence their teeth are always exposed.
When walking they carry their heads low, on a short neck; and their hinder legs are rather longer compared with the front legs than is usual.
Their bare teeth, their short heads, and upturned nostrils give them the most ludicrous self-confident air of defiance imaginable. The Niata cow is now extinct, but a limited number of skeletons still exist in a few collections around the world.
With new tools unavailable to the 19th century researchers, Dr. The researchers also used state-of-the-art computational modeling techniques to see whether the short face affected how well the Niata could chew food compared to other cattle, showing that during feeding the animal experienced smaller amounts of stress on its skull bones.
We now know that in spite of the singularity of the Niata, this cow was able to eat and live like any other cow. This meant that fewer breeds were exploited and many became extinct. Scientific Reports 8, article number:One of the largest and most authoritative collections of online journals, books, and research resources, covering life, health, social, and physical sciences.
New research published in the journal Scientific Reports shows the Niata cow, a now-extinct animal with a short face like a bulldog that fascinated Charles Darwin when he first saw it in Argentina.
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