Ceratotherium neumayri
Temporal range: Miocene
A cast of a Ceratotherium neumayri skull
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Rhinocerotidae
Genus: Ceratotherium
Species: C. neumayri
Binomial name
Ceratotherium neumayri
Geraads, 1988
  • Diceros pachygnathus Guéran, 1980
  • Atelodus neumayri Osborn, 1900

Ceratotherium neumayri is an extinct species of rhinoceros which lived during the late Miocene epoch in what is now Turkey.

It is often regarded as a likely ancestor to both the white rhinoceros and the black rhinoceros of Africa.

In 2012, a well preserved Ceratotherium neumayri specimen, which is believed to have died due to radiation during a volcanic eruption, was discovered.


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