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Coelodonta thibetana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Rhinocerotidae
Genus  Coelodonta
Order  Odd-toed ungulate
Class  Mammalia
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Similar  Coelodonta, Vulpes qiuzhudingi, Lartetotherium, Odd‑toed ungulate, Stephanorhinus hemitoechus

The Tibetan woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta thibetana) is an extinct species of woolly rhinoceros native to western Himalayas that lived during the middle Pliocene epoch. C. thibetana is known from the holotype IVPP V15908, a partially complete skull including incomplete lower jaw preserved with full dentition. It was first named by Tao Deng, Xiaoming Wang, Mikael Fortelius, Qiang Li, Yang Wang, Zhijie J. Tseng, Gary T. Takeuchi, Joel E. Saylor, Laura K. Säilä and Guangpu Xie in 2011.

Phylogeny

The descriptors conducted a phylogenetic analysis of the five living rhinoceros species and thirteen extinct species. They qualify following cladogram, where C. thibetana a basal position within his genus was awarded.

References

Coelodonta thibetana Wikipedia


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