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Iranotherium Temporal range: Late Miocene
|Iranotherium morgani |
|Kingdom: ||Animalia |
|Phylum: ||Chordata |
|Class: ||Mammalia |
|Order: ||Perissodactyla |
|Family: ||Rhinocerotidae |
|Genus: ||Iranotherium Ringström, 1924 |
|Iranotherium morgani Mecquenem, 1908 |
Iranotherium ("Beast of Iran") was a large elasmothere rhinoceros, as big as a modern white rhino, found in Central Asia. It was a precursor of the related Sinotherium, and may have been ultimately outcompeted by its descendant.
Skull of Iranotherium morgani.
Males were larger than the females and had more developed muscle scars on the zygomatic arch.
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