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A book for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, Rhinoceros Giants: The Paleobiology of the Indricotheres introduces a prime candidate for the largest land mammal that ever lived--the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals lived in Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Indiana University Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Bill Leach
Aug 31, 2015 Bill Leach rated it really liked it
This book starts with the history of Indricothere discovery, and the individuals who did the field work and subsequent analysis. The discoveries in Pakistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Turkey are described with excellent information on the geological formations and other fossils found in the same strata.

Prothero describes the characteristics that identify indricotheres, particularly the L-shaped molars. The rhino horn, made of dense keratin fibers, is only found on a few species. Indricotheres rad
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How often do you get a book about Indricotheres?!!?
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Donald R. Prothero is a Professor of Geology at Occidental College and Lecturer in Geobiology at the California Institute of Technology. He teaches Physical and Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology, and Paleontology. His specialties are mammalian paleontology and magnetic stratigraphy of the Cenozoic. His current research focuses on the dating of the climatic changes that occurred between 30 an ...more
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