An offshoot of the dome-headed gulpers, the shorthorn gulpers have grown larger, to aid in feeding off their many prey items they feed on. Shorthorns are not picky eaters, and will eat a large variety of small prey, including nonibbles and flying darts, when it can catch them, as well as picking the seed-bearing parts of both speckled berry plants and bubble pears.
They have also become more advanced than their ancestors, with the most obvious change being that their domed head has now become the base of a horn core. Because this is now used both for species recognition and mating rituals (in which the male with the larger horn wins), their eyesight has improved, to be able to see somewhat distant objects much better.
This horn is made of the same "wooden bones" that make up the legs and head dome, and is laced with veins for carrying blood vessels. It is occasionally used in the shorthorn's defense against their predators, which consist of leaping saucebacks, azeraptors, terrestrial serpentsaurs, and even the occasional sailbacked bearhog plent, which they will occasionally be found around, curiously inspecting the combstrainers riding on them, awaiting one to take flight so they can give chase.
Their lungs have also enhanced, to allow for their lifestyle of running and moving quickly about, as they generally must be quick to catch their intended prey. Their markings have also become more complex.
Although they are generally found within the Huggs-Yokto Savanna, they can be occasionally spotted in both the Yokto and Huggs Temperate Forests, as well.