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    Iranotherium Temporal range: Late Miocene Scientific classification Binomial name
    Iranotherium morgani
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
    Class: Mammalia
    Order: Perissodactyla
    Family: Rhinocerotidae
    Genus: Iranotherium Ringström, 1924
    Iranotherium morgani Mecquenem, 1908

    Iranotherium ("Beast of Iran") was a large elasmothere rhinoceros, as big as a modern white rhino, found in Central Asia. It was a precursor of the related Sinotherium, and may have been ultimately outcompeted by its descendant.

    Skull of Iranotherium morgani.

    Males were larger than the females and had more developed muscle scars on the zygomatic arch.

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