Evolutionary history of Rhinocerotina (Mammalia, Perissodactyla)


Luca Pandolfi

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Firenze 50121, Italy; luca.pandolfi@unifi.it; 


How to cite: Pandolfi (2018). Evolutionary history of Rhinocerotina (Mammalia, Perissodactyla). Fossilia, Volume 2018: 27-32. https://doi.org/10.32774/FosRepPal.20.1810.102732

Bullet-Points Abstract

  • The earliest representatives of the group occurred during the Early Miocene.
  • The group is well documented during the Late Miocene in Western Eurasia and Africa.
  • High species diversity occurred in Eurasia during the Pleistocene.
  • The fossil records of Rhinoceros and Dicerorhinus seems to be confined in the Indian subcontinent and East and South-East Asia.

Keywords: Rhinocerotina; evolution; paleobiogeography; Neogene; Quaternary.


Fig. 1. Distribution of extant and fossil species of subtribe Rhinocerotina. The species are rougly listed according to their occurrences for each epoch and for each considered area.

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