Diceros bicornis
Black Rhino (modern)
Age approx. 0.00 Million Years Digital Capture: Structured Light Scanner

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This is a modern skull of the Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis).The black rhino is a browser, feeding on leaves. Fossil rhinos are hard to distinguish on their dentition alone, but their skulls are diagnostic. The skulls of black rhinoceros being shorter than those of Ceratotherium. Only one species of Diceros occurs in sub-Saharan Africa today.Only five extant species of Rhinoceros are known world wide. They are all threatened.

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