Was the Majorcan “mouse goat” actually cold-blooded?



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    The Majorcan mouse goat had a lot in common with reptiles. Its bones grew slowly, unlike most mammals, and had growth lines in the bones that revealed that the bones grew in patterns. Mammals’ bones usually don’t stop growing until they’re finished. Reptile bones, and the bones of the mouse goat, stop and start growing throughout their lives. Also, the mouse goat had a very slow metabolism, and required less food. This was because there wasn’t much in the way of food on Majorca. This conserved energy, but made them easier targest since they didn’t move as quickly. But they were, in fact, mammals.

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