Rhinoceros Giants (BOK)

Donald R Prothero

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A book for everyone fascinated by the huge beasts that once roamed the earth, Rhinoceros Giants: The Paleobiology of the Indricotheres introduces a prime candidate for the largest land mammal that ever lived - the giant hornless rhinoceros, Indricotherium. These massive animals lived in Asia and Eurasia for more than 14 million years, about 37 to 23 million years ago. They had skulls 2 metres / 6 feet long, stood over 7 meters / 22 feet high at the shoulder, and were nearly twice as heavy as the largest elephant ever recorded, tipping the scales at 20,000 kg / 44,100 pounds. Fortunately, the big brutes were vegetarians, although they must have made predators think twice before trying to bring them down. In this book for lovers of ancient creatures great and small, Donald R. Prothero tells their story, from their discovery by palaeontologists just a century ago to the latest research on how they lived and died, with some interesting side trips along the way.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Donald R Prothero
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253008190
Antall sider 160 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Carl Buell Emner og form Palaeontology