Talk:Woolly rhinoceros

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A rhinoceros doesn't have hooves. I'd change it but I don't know what part of the rhinoceros was missing: its toenails, toes, or feet? pen-15

Yes, they have hooves, they're ungulates. 12:29, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Rhinos are in the same order as horses and more closely related to them than sheep or cattle. Although not all ungulates have hooves, many, including rhinos, do. CFLeon 22:15, 25 April 2007 (UTC)


One of the sentences in the text reads: "The Woolly Rhino also had thick fur & a thick fat coating like that of a mannatien to keep it warm from the cold conditions it endured." I have been completely unable to find what a mannatien is. I left it in the text for further searches and replacement with some similar term. The meaning of the sentence is quite clear: fat and fur for insulating purposes. I cannot think of a living terrestrial animal that presents this kind of configuration, but there are sea otters with fat for insulation. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC).

It may have been a reference to the manatee or sea cow, which is a sea mammal, quite fat indeed. [unsigned]


I think the physiology section is not very clear.

This plant-eater was about 3.7 m (11 feet) long. It had two horns on its snout, the anterior one larger than the one between its eyes about 1 m (3 feet) long;

Do we mean the anterior horn was that long, or the one between its eyes?

both were made of matted hair.

Do we mean kerotin?

It had thick, long fur, small ears, short, thick legs, and a stocky body. Cave paintings suggest a wide dark band between the front and hind legs, but it is not universal and identification of rhinoceros as woolly rhinoceros is uncertain. The woolly rhinoceros used its horns to sweep snow away from vegetation so it could eat in the winter.

Oh c'mon we're not kids here. We know rhinoceroses today use horns for fighting and to attract mates. Mac Davis (talk) 15:00, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

Just because the modern types are limited to that, doesn't mean that the ancient forms didn't find others uses for their horns. Evolution is about Adaptation. CFLeon (talk) 22:28, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


The genus Coelodonta should not redirect to this page as it currently contains three different species of which C. antiquitatis is the most commonly known. Coelodonta nihowanensis from China and Coelodonta tologoijensis from the Transbaikalia region should have pages created and the genus page used to link the three species together.--Kevmin (talk) 05:50, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Same is true for Hydrodamalis (gigas and cuestae), and other genera too probably. And there's a similar problem with Homop sapiens. Since other sub-species than Homo sapiens sapiens are known and have articles, Homo sapiens should not redirect to modern human. FunkMonk (talk) 12:09, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
Add to this the rather well publicized description of another species Coelodonta thibetana and the creation of a species page for Coelodonta tologoijensis. --Kevmin § 01:10, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Just for the record, the page for the genus Coelodonta is done, although it's still a stub. Also we need info about C. nihowanensis.--Rextron (talk) 23:16, 9 November 2013 (UTC)


Overhunting what?[edit]

Other cold-adapted species, such as reindeer, muskox and wisent, survived this period of climatic change and many others like it, supporting the 'overkill' hypothesis for the woolly rhino.

I don't see how this can be 'rationale'. Someone can proof that wholly rinos was extensively hunted and that primitives liked more it to the relatively inoffensive deer or muskox?

Given how the extant rhinos are not extacly neither 'easy kill' (unless you have a good rifle) nor a 'good meat' to eat, this is still a very controvertial and unproof statement. Cheers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:32, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Disappearing during the Holocene?[edit]

Hi, according to this article of 2014 on the fauna of Urals (in Europe) during the Holocene, it evokes the survival of woolly rhinoceros (and even irish elk and bison steppe). But this other article in 2012 does not validate the persistence of the species during the Holocene. Who to believe? --Ellicrum (talk) 14:58, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

An article focused on the species is probably more credible than an article that just mentions the species in passing. WolfmanSF (talk) 17:22, 26 March 2017 (UTC)