Coelodonta tologoijensis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Coelodonta tologoijensis
Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Coelodonta
Bronn, 1831
Species: C. tologoijensis
Binomial name
Coelodonta tologoijensis
Beliajeva, 1966

Coelodonta tologoijensis is an extinct species of woolly rhino (Coelodonta). It was first known as an Asian species, but one skull found in the Kyffhauser hills near the town of Bad Frankenhausen, Germany, was assigned to the species by researchers. This is the earliest known woolly rhino in Europe. The species is thought to have migrated to Europe between around 478,000 and 424,000 years ago during a cold, arid period.

References[edit]