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Location
 Asia
 30 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 130% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 2x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 4C above modern level

Cenozoic Earth - An adult Paraceratherium (AKA Indricotherium and Baluchitherium) compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros; Rhino; paleontology; herbivores; mammals; megafauna; Perissodactyla; Odd-toed ungulates; Hyracodontidae; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Cenozoic
  Period: Paleogene
   Epoch: Oligocene
    Age: Rupelian

     
 

Paraceratherium & White Rhinoceros compared

An adult Paraceratherium (AKA Indricotherium and Baluchitherium) from 30 million years ago is compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The Paraceratherium is 18 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 40,000 pounds*, while the White Rhinoceros is 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 7,000 pounds.

Paraceratherium is the largest mammal known to have walked the Earth and are from an extinct family of hornless rhinoceroses that ranged across North America, Europe, and Asia from 60 to 20 million years ago.

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.

 

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