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woolly rhinoceros

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Definition of woolly rhinoceros in English:


An extinct two-horned Eurasian rhinoceros that was adapted to the cold periods of the Pleistocene, with a long woolly coat.
  • Genus Coelodonta, family Rhinocerotidae
Example sentences
  • The preserve, dubbed Pleistocene Park, could feature not only mammoths, but also extinct species of deer, woolly rhinoceroses, and even saber-toothed cats, he said.
  • For example, the woolly rhinoceros, giant deer, the moose-like giraffe shown in the slide, and the cave bear were found only in Eurasia and Africa.
  • The bones of mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, lion, bison, and great Irish elk were found.

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