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Rhinocerotidae

W. Henry Gilbert

in Homo erectus

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780520251205
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933774 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0010
Rhinocerotidae

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Rhinos are known from North America and the Old World, and have a well-documented fossil record. Rhinocerotidae is first reported from the Eocene, and members of the family persisted through the remaining Cenozoic. This chapter examines fossil remains of two Rhinocerotidae representatives present in the Daka Member. Specimens of Ceratotherium simum, a grazer, include a mandible, a maxilla, and several dental specimens. Daka Member Diceros is represented by a single premolar.

Keywords: rhinos; Rhinocerotidae; Daka Member; Ceratotherium simum; Diceros

Chapter.  1304 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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