Victoriaceros

Name: Victoriaceros ‭(‬Victoria horn‭)‬.
Phonetic: Vik-tor-e-ah-seh-ros.
Named By: Denis Geraads,‭ ‬Monte McCrossin and Brenda Benefit‭ ‬-‭ ‬2012.
Classification: Chordata,‭ ‬Mammalia,‭ ‬Perissodactyla,‭ ‬Rhinocerotidae,‭ ‬Elasmotheriinae.
Species: V.‭ ‬kenyensis‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Herbivore.
Size: Unavailable.
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’‬.

Further reading
-‭ ‬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.



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