New species of ancient rhinoceros found in Tibet

Friday, September 2, 2011 - 21:30 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Paleontologists dig out a fossil that dates to about a million years before other known woolly rhinos. The find casts new light on the evolutionary importance of the Tibetan highlands before the ice age.Searching across the Tibetan plateau, paleontologists have discovered a species of woolly rhinoceros that may be an ancestor of the great ice age beasts that roamed the plains of North America, Europe and Asia.

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