7.3" Fossil Rhino (Stephanorhinus) Jaw Section - Germany

This is a 7.3" jaw section of Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis, an extinct Rhinoceros from the Rhine River Germany. The jaw has two of its original molars still in place and a third, unerupted tooth ready to move into position. This indicated that this is likely from the left mandible of a juvenile. It is Late Pleistocene in age and comes from the gravel deposits of the Rhine River.

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The gravel deposits along the Rhine River used to produce a large number of Pleistocene fossils while quarrying for gravel aggregate. They have become much harder to come by in recent years as the quarry operations have become more mechanized and the fossils are often destroyed in the process.

Stephanorhinus or Merck's rhinoceros is an extinct genus of rhinoceros native to northern Eurasia that lived during the Lower to Early Late Pleistocene epoch. It had two horns and was a relatively large rhino. It weighed over 3,000 kg (6,600 lbs) and measured about 2 meters (6.56 ft) tall and 4 meters (13.12 ft) in length, having a size similar to a white rhino.

Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis
Rhine River Gravel Deposit, Germany
7.3" long
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