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Gigantamynodon giganteus

an Oligocene rhinoceros, this specimen coming from Yunnan. The family they belong to is Amynodontidae (not true rhinoceros), and they were probably more like giant hippos in appearance. For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names. Visited September 2013.

Gigantamynodon giganteus
Chlidonias, 30 May 2015
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      an Oligocene rhinoceros, this specimen coming from Yunnan. The family they belong to is Amynodontidae (not true rhinoceros), and they were probably more like giant hippos in appearance.

      For those interested in palaeontology, the Palaeozoological Museum Of China is absolutely outstanding. The museum is on three floors, the lower one for dinosaurs including several fully-mounted skeletons (the displays are a mix of real fossils and casts) and fossil fish, the next floor for more dinosaurs and birds, and the third for mammals. Really fascinating fossils here, although unfortunately all the signage is in Chinese apart for the scientific names.

      Visited September 2013.
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