New species of woolly rhinoceros found in Tibet
Published on September 6th, 2011 | by Admin0
The Coelodonta thibetana fossil dates to about 3.7 million years ago, about a million years before other known woolly rhinos. The findings, published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, lead researchers to believe that before the ice age began, the chilly Tibetan highlands may have served as an evolutionary cradle for cold-hardy mammals whose descendants thrived in the glacial times that followed.
Story: Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times | Photo: Julie Naylot, AFP/Getty Images