Daily History Byte: The Puzzles and Pitfalls of Reconstructing the Largest Ever Land Mammal

Paraceratherium is often described as the largest land mammal that ever lived. But reconstructing its appearance has been quite tricky. This article sums up the landscape surrounding its reconstruction including the debates on how it looks, the challenges faced from reconstructing an animal based on fragmentary remains, and how the climate has shifted over the last few decades.

Piecing together a giant prehistoric rhinoceros is as hard as it looks.

Source: The Puzzles and Pitfalls of Reconstructing the Largest Ever Land Mammal

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