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Rhinocerotidae

Ioannis X. Giaourtsakis, Cesur Pehlevan and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

in Ardipithecus kadabba

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780520254404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942509 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0014
Rhinocerotidae

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This chapter discusses the Rhinocerotid remains in the Middle Awash late Miocene. During the Miocene, fossil rhinoceroses were diverse and widespread in Africa. At least five different lineages (aceratheres, brachypotheres, iranotheres, dicerorhines, and dicerotines), comprising about eight genera and thirteen species, have been documented.

Keywords: Rhinocerotid; Middle Awash; rhinoceroses; aceratheres; brachypotheres; iranotheres; dicerorhines; dicerotines

Chapter.  19032 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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