Diceratherium

Diceratherium armatum

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Genus information

Diceratherium is an extinct relative of the rhinoceros that lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epoch in North America. It was a fairly small member of the rhinoceros family and could grow up to 2.5 meters in length. The most prominent feature were the two horns on its nose, next instead of above each other. The genus had a sexual dimorphism, in which males had horns and females didn't.

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Rhinocerotidae

North America

Oligocene to Miocene

Species information

D. armatum is one of the five species of Diceratherium that have been described and lived during the Oligocene and Miocene epoch of North America. It stood about a meter high at the shoulders and weighed about 1.000 kg. Its limbs were fairly long and excellent for fast movement.

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Diceratherium armatum

Marsh, 1875

North America

Oligocene to Miocene

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2.5 m

1.0 m

1.000 kg

Reference:

Prothero, D. R. (2005). The evolution of North American rhinoceroses. Cambridge University Press.

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