Prehistoric Rhinoceros
©2012-2014 RareBreed Prehistoric Rhinoceros, Elasmotherium Model Replica

Possibly giving rise to accounts or tales of the mythological unicorn legend, the extinct giant “Thin Plate Beast”, was in some rights a prehistoric unicorn. It was mammoth-sized and could gallop with nearly a two meter horn; the biggest specimens were twice the size of today’s largest modern rhinos, 4 to 5 tons and 15 feet in length. One such depiction of this genus of rhinoceros in Rouffignac Cave, France shows paleolithic art, an image of what it may have looked like. These creatures grazed on open steppes in Eurasia from 2.6 million to 11,000 years ago.

Elasmotherium scale model replica is finely sculpted for the ©2012-2014 RareBreed Prehistoric Collection.