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 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 - An adult Elasmotherium compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros; Rhino; paleontology; herbivores; mammals; megafauna; Perissodactyla; Odd-toed ungulates; scale reference - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

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


Elasmotherium & White Rhinoceros compared

An adult Elasmotherium from 2 million years ago is compared to a modern adult White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). The Elasmotherium is over 7 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 8,000 pounds*, while the White Rhinoceros is 6 feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 7,000 pounds.

Elasmotherium should not be confused with the smaller and extinct woolly rhinoceros.

* Values are estimates only based upon available paleontological data.



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