The Herald on Sunday

Giant species of rhino discovered


PALEONTOLO­GISTS in China have discovered a new species of giant prehistori­c rhino.

Believed to be the largest land mammal ever to have walked the Earth, the Paracerath­erium linxiaense, or Linxia Giant Rhino, would have been the same size as six elephants.

It mainly lived in China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

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