Named By: Torsten Ringström - 1923.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae.
Species: S. lagrelii (type).
Size: Rough about 4.5 meters long.
Known locations: China, Kazakstan, Russia, Tajikistan.
Time period: Late Pliocene.
Fossil representation: Fragmentary remains including a partial skull.
Sinotherium is a genus of extinct rhinoceros that seems to have been broadly spread across Eurasia between what is now Russia and northern China. The Sinotherium genus is has been believed to have evolved from the earlier Iranotherium. In turn Sinotherium is believed to have given rise to the much better known Elasmotherium.
- Sinotherium lagrelii Ringström. A new fossil Rhinocerotid from Shansi, China - Bulletin of the Geological Survey of China, n. 5, p. 91-93 - Torsten Ringström - 1923.
- A bizarre tandem-horned rhino elasmothere from the Late Miocene of northwestern China and origin of the true elasmothere - Chinese Science Bulletin, 58 (15): 1811-1817 - T. Deng, S. Q. Wang & S. K. Hou - 2013.