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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Aug 2021 9:39 p.m. PST

"Giant rhinos are among the largest mammals to have ever walked this great Earth, and a newly discovered species that lived in northwest China some 25 million years ago is revealing just how magnificent these creatures were.

Gigantism is a biological trait typically associated with dinosaurs, but natural selection has produced some fairly huge mammals as well. In fact, the largest animal of all time, the blue whale, is a mammal. In terms of large terrestrial mammals, Steppe mammoths were pretty big, as were giant ground sloths, but giant rhinos were likely the biggest.

Several genera of giant rhinos are known, among them Paraceratherium. These extinct hornless rhinos lived primarily in Asia, with fossils spread throughout China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan. The evolutionary history of giant rhinos is a bit vague, however, and paleontologists have struggled to discern their exact proportions owing to an abundance of incomplete fossils. What is clear, however, is that these mammals were very large…"




gavandjosh0226 Aug 2021 11:40 p.m. PST


Perun Gromovnik27 Aug 2021 12:05 a.m. PST

Interesting article, thanks

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 2:41 a.m. PST

I was going to suggest--playfully--that we need this for our games, but but at8 meters long and 5 meters high at the shoulder, this is more a piece of scenery than a figure.


Stryderg27 Aug 2021 12:21 p.m. PST

Draw a picture of it, tape it to a wall.
Slide your game table up to said wall.
Place terrain and caveman minis.
Prepare to take it down for diner! (well, a lot of diners)
Roll for damage to the critter from spear attacks, roll for getting stomped on, and once enough damage is inflicted roll to see if your cavemen get squished.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2021 3:28 p.m. PST

A votre service mes amis…


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