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 New Mexico, USA
 90 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 150% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 6x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 4C above modern level

Mesozoic Earth - An adult Zuniceratops compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros; rhino; herbivores; cerapods; ceratopsidae; ceratopsids; Mesozoic; Cretaceous; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Mesozoic
  Period: Cretaceous
   Epoch: Late
    Age: Turonian


Zuniceratops & White Rhinoceros compared

An adult ceratopsian dinosaur of the genus Zuniceratops from 90 million years ago is compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The Zuniceratops is 3 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 250 pounds*, while the White Rhinoceros is 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 7,000 pounds.

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.



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