Plesiaddax depereti (Urmiatherini), Miocene, Eurasia

The Urmiatherini, which are close related to modern goat-antelopes (Caprini), are an extinct group of very diverse-looking bovids. One genus of them was Plesiaddax, which had horns different from any today’s forms, but a body similar to extant wildebeests (Connochaetes). According to this it was a resident of more open habitats, where it fed mostly on grass.

Coloured pencil, 2020

30 x 24 cm

Abschied von Marcus Burkhardt

Alles was schön ist, bleibt auch schön,
auch wenn es welkt.
Und unsere Liebe bleibt Liebe,
auch wenn wir sterben.
Maxim Gorki

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