Fossils From New Species of Ancient Giant Rhino Unearthed in China


Researchers in China have identified a new species of ancient giant rhino that was among the largest mammals ever to walk the Earth. Given the scientific name Paraceratherium linxiaense, the monstrous creature reportedly resided in northwestern China around 26.5 million years ago. Measuring an astounding 26 feet long and boasting a shoulder height of about 16 feet, the giant rhino is thought to have weighed a whopping 24 tons. For the sake of comparison, the creature's weight would have been the same as four African elephants.

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