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Paraceratherium



You're going to learn today that was the largest mammal known throughout history: the Paraceratherium or "near horned".

It is larger and heavier than mammoth or mastodon, larger than the Anisodon or the Giant Sloth.

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 ESPECIES 
 MAMUT 
 MASTODONTE 
 ANISODON 
 MEGATERIO 
 PARACERATERIO 
HEIGHT  5,5 METERS  4 METERS  3 METERS  6 METERS  7 METERS
WT  10 TONS  6 TONS 3 TONS 7 TONS  15 TONS
LONG  9 METERS (con trompa) 5 METERS 3,5 METERS  6 METERS  8 METERS

Well, the Paraceratherium is a cousin of present rhino, and like this, was an herbivore, but not grazed. Its large size enabled him to eat the leaves of the tallest trees. As in the case of current rhino, his eyesight was not as developed as smell, in fact, your nasal passages were larger than its brain. That's this brainiac size (relative to its body) that is thought to not maintain complex social relationships as African elephants today. 

Large, heavy, and with a body that produces much heat, hairless skin and like the white rhino. His legs were strong and it is thought that through these, they could defend themselves from predators. The animals of this kind appeared in Central Asia during the first half of the Oligocene period, approximately thirty million years, and became extinct in the mid-Miocene period, 16.6 million years ago.




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