A surprising new species of rhino found at Gray Fossil Site
The Gray Fossil Site in East Tennessee, which preserves the remains of a diverse ecosystem dating to the late Miocene to early Pliocene Epoch, is home to tapirs, alligators, mastodons, red pandas and more. Now, a study published in the Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History unveils the latest new species from the site, a rhinoceros named Teleoceras aepysoma. At an estimated 4.5-4.9 million years old, these were among the very last rhinos in North America.
May 17, 2019 at 4:09 PM