Ceratotherium neumayri

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Ceratotherium neumayri
Temporal range: Miocene
Diceros pachygnathus.JPG
Skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Binomial name
Ceratotherium neumayri
Geraads, 1988
Synonyms
  • Diceros pachygnathus Guéran, 1980
  • Atelodus neumayri Osborn, 1900

Ceratotherium neumayri is a fossil species of rhinoceros from the eastern Mediterranean, in the Anatolia region in modern Turkey, dating to the late Miocene and is the likely ancestor of both the White Rhinoceros and Black Rhinoceros lineages of Africa.[1][2] A well-preserved sample fossil of the species, which is believed to have died of high temperatures during a volcanic eruption, has been found in Gülşehir, Turkey on 2012.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PLIOCENE RHINOCEROTIDAE (MAMMALIA) FROM HADAR AND DIKIKA (LOWER AWASH, ETHIOPIA). AND REVISION OF THE ORIGIN OF MODERN AFRICAN RHINOS, Denis Geraads, 2005
  2. ^ P.-O. Antoine and G. Saraç. 2005. Rhinocerotidae from the late Miocene of Akkasdagi, Turkey. Geodiversitas 27(4):601-632
  3. ^ French Researchers Find Rare Volcanic Fossil | French Tribune