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The not-so-big rhino (was Re: no photo)

Maybe it's just that I'm used to working with dinosaurs, but the rhino in
the (inappropriately sent) jpeg photo does not seem to be particularly big
for a _Paraceratherium_: the skull looks a lot smaller than the big AMNH
skull, for example.  Maybe it's just the angle they took it at.  Still, a
nice actual comparative measurement (i.e., mandible length is xxx mm,
compared to the previous largest specimen at xxx mm) would have been a nice
add to the report.

Hopefully there will be more details down the line.

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Vertebrate Paleontologist     Webpage: http://www.geol.umd.edu
Dept. of Geology              Email:tholtz@geol.umd.edu
University of Maryland        Phone:301-405-4084
College Park, MD  20742       Fax:  301-314-9661