Sinotherium

Name: Sinotherium ‭(‬Chinese beast‭)‬.
Phonetic: Sy-noe-fee-ree-um.
Named By: Torsten Ringström‭ ‬-‭ ‬1923.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Perissodactyla,‭ ‬Rhinocerotidae.
Species: S.‭ ‬lagrelii‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
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.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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