An extinct rhino species taller than giraffes found


According to the BBC’s report, Chinese researchers announced the scientific results of a new mammal species similar to the giant rhinoceros, whose fossils were found in Gansu province in 2015 and were revealed to have lived in the Oligocene period.

In the research conducted by Dr Deng Tao from the Vertebrate Paleontology Institute in the capital Beijing, it was determined that the species whose remains were unearthed were fossils of “Paraceratherium linxiaense”, which lived about 26.5 million years ago.

In the study, it was recorded that the hornless mammal species weighing about 21 tons was about 6 meters tall.

Looking at the skull, jaw and teeth of “Paraceratherium linxiaense”; it was understood that the species in question had a thin skull and a grasping nose structure.

The results of the research were published in the journal Communication Biology.