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Location
 Russia
 2 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 Same as modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 Pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 5C below modern level

Cenozoic Earth - A pair of male Elasmotherium confront one another on the ancient steppe of what is today Southern Russia; megafauna - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Cenozoic
  Period: Quaternary
   Epoch: Pleistocene
    Age: Gelasian

     
 

Elasmotherium standoff

A pair of giant male rhinoceroses of the genus Elasmotherium confront one another on the ancient steppe of what is today Southern Russia.

Elasmotherium had longer legs than today's smaller modern rhinos, probably enabling it to gallop like a horse.

 

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