Named By: Denis Geraads, Monte McCrossin and Brenda Benefit - 2012.
Classification: Chordata, Mammalia, Perissodactyla, Rhinocerotidae, Elasmotheriinae.
Species: V. kenyensis (type).
Known locations: Kenya - Makobo Beds.
Time period: Early Langhian of the Miocene.
Fossil representation: Complete skull and partial post cranial remains of several individuals.
Victoriaceros is a genus of extinct elamostherine rhinoceros that lived in what is now Kenya during the mid Miocene. The nasal horn of Victoriaceros has been noted as being particularly large. Victoriaceros is named after Lake Victoria in Kenya which is near where the holotype remains were found. The type species name means ‘from Kenya’.
- A New Rhinoceros, Victoriaceros kenyensis gen. et sp. nov., and Other Perissodactyla from the Middle Miocene of Maboko, Kenya - Denis Geraads, Monte McCrossin and Brenda Benefit - 2012.