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Temporal range: Early Miocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Subfamily: Rhinocerotinae
Genus: Bugtirhinus
Antoine and Welcomme (2000)

Bugtirhinus was a genus of rhinoceros of the tribe Elasmotheriini endemic to Asia during the Miocene living from 20—16.9 mya existing for approximately 3.1 million years.[1]


Bugtirhinus was named by Antoine and Welcomme (2000). Its type is Bugtirhinus praecursor. It was assigned to Elasmotheriini by Antoine and Welcomme (2000); and to Iranotheriinae by Guérin and Pickford (2003).[2][3]


  1. ^ PaleoBiology Database: Bugtirhinus, basic info
  2. ^ P.-O. Antoine and J.-L. Welcomme. 2000. A new rhinoceros from the lower Miocene of the Bugti Hills, Baluchistan, Pakistan: the earliest elasmotheriine. Palaeontology 43(5):795-816
  3. ^ C. Guérin and M. Pickford. 2003. Ougandatherium napakense nov. gen. nov. sp., le plus ancien Rhinocerotidae Iranotheriinae d’Afrique. Annales de Paléontologie 89(1):1-35