Rusingaceros

Name: Rusingaceros ‭(‬Rusinga horn‭)‬.
Phonetic: Ru-sing-ah-seh-ross.
Named By: Denis Geraads‭ ‬-‭ ‬2010.
Synonyms: Dicerorhinus leakeyi.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Perissodactyla,‭ ‬Rhinocerotidae,‭ ‬Rhinocerotini,‭ ‬Rhinocerotina.
Species: R.‭ ‬leakeyi‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
Known locations: Kenya,‭ ‬Rusinga Island‭ ‬-‭ ‬Kulu Formation.
Time period: Burdigalian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Partial skulls and mandibles.

       Originally named as a Miocene species of Dicerorhinus,‭ ‬D.‭ ‬leakeyi was re-described as a distinct genus named Rusingaceros in‭ ‬2010.‭ ‬Rusingaceros is a Miocene aged rhinoceros,‭ ‬the best fossils of which were found upon Rusinga Island which is situated on Lake Victoria,‭ ‬the largest lake on the African continent.

Further reading
-‭ ‬Chapter‭ ‬34:‭ ‬Rhinocerotidae,‭ ‬by Denis Geraads.‭ ‬-‭ ‬In Cenozoic Mammals of Africa.‭ ‬-‭ ‬University of California Press.‭ ‬pp.‭ ‬675‭–‬689,‭ ‬L.‭ ‬Werdelin‭ & ‬W.‭ ‬J.‭ ‬Snders‭ (‬eds‭)‬.



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