Teleoceras proterum Skeleton

$100,000.00

Rhinoceros Collection

1 in stock

Description

  • Teleoceras proterum
  • Extinct Rhinoceros
  • Miocene Age
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  • Dixie County, Florida
  • This well preserved specimen was approx. 90% complete and had to have approx. 10% restored.  The color differences are attributed to most of the bones having iron stains from the ground they were found in.  This specimen comes with the custom-made steel frame as seen in the photos.  Most of the bones are removable from the armature for study purposes.  This specimen has a custom-made crate for safe and secure shipping.  (The actual shipping cost will be determined based on the location it is being shipped to.)

Teleoceras is an extinct genus of grazing rhinoceros. It lived in North America and southwestern France during the Miocene epoch, which ended about 5.3 million years ago, through the early Pliocene epoch.  Teleoceras had much shorter legs than modern rhinos, and a barrel chest, making its build more like that of a hippopotamus than a modern rhino. Like the hippo, it was probably also semi-aquatic. Teleoceras had a single small nasal horn. It was a quite heavy animal, reaching 1.81 tons in weight.

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