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Mongolian herder finds giant fossil skull
Central Asia | science | 15:39, 08 November 2016 | 5810

AKIPRESS.COM - fossil skull A fossil skull of Rhinocerotoidea was discovered in Khongor district of Darkhan-Uul province in northern Mongolia, according to News.mn.

The discovery had been made by a local herder, who then reported of the skull to the provincial museum.

Paleontologists of Ulaanbaatar and staff of the local museum are now studying the fossil. It is 80-cm long and 35-cm wide.

Rhinocerotoidea is a superfamily that comprises rhinoceroses and their relatives, both living and extinct. There are three families: Amynodontidae (extinct), Hyracodontidae (extinct) and Rhinocerotidae (living; rhinos themselves).

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