Extinct ‘Siberian unicorn’ may have lived alongside humans, fossil suggests

siberian unicorn
Painting of the Elasmotherium sibiricum or ‘Siberian unicorn’ by Heinrich Harder. Photograph: Public Domain

An extinct creature sometimes described as a “Siberian unicorn” roamed the Earth for much longer than scientists previously thought, and may have lived alongside humans, according to a study in the American Journal of Applied Science.
Scientists believed Elasmotherium sibiricum went extinct 350,000 years ago. But the discovery of a skull in the Pavlodar region of Kazakhstan provides evidence that they only died out about 29,000 years ago.
Unfortunately, despite its sizable horn, the “Siberian unicorn” looked more like a rhinoceros than the mythical creature its nickname refers to. It was about 6 feet tall, 15 feet long, and weighed about 9,000 pounds, making it more comparable to a woolly mammoth than a horse.
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Taken from: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/29/siberian-unicorn-extinct-humans-fossil-Kazakhstan
 
[AMAIC Comment: Well, what’s a mere 350,000 years among friends!]

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