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woolly rhinoceros


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Large thick‐skinned and hairy plant‐eating ungulate (Coelodonta antiquitatis), with one or more horns on the nose and plated or folded hairy skin, that was adapted to cold‐climate regions. Now extinct, the species was present in the northern hemisphere during the Riss and Würm phases of the Pleistocene, and was hunted by human communities. Woolly rhinos disappeared as part of the megafauna extinction around 10 000 bc.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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