Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Paraceratherium Small Plastic Replica

Big-Big-BIG brother to the Rhino!

Our Plastic Paraceratherium

Our plastic paraceratherium toy is just the right size replica for a larger "shoebox" diorama. This paraceratherium model will fit in a box along with examples of life from the Oligocene Epoch. Add other toothless animals, "edentates" such as early armadillos, sloths,and anteaters, Add some early forms of horse, rhinoceros, or camel, for a scene of how life appeared in this ancient epoch. Create a landscape with rocks, plants, volcanos, trees, or anything that strikes your imagination, and there you go - a scene of early life on our planet. Our plastic toy paraceratherium is made of solid plastic and is quite durable. Be sure to take a look at our other Oligocene animals.

About Paraceratheriums

Paraceratherium is an extinct genus of hornless rhinoceros-like mammals that lived 23 to 34 million years ago during the Oligocene epoch. Paraceratherium is the largest land mammal, and among the biggest terrestrial animals, to ever walk the Earth, the largest example of which stood 16 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed 18 tons. By comparison, the largest living terrestrial mammal, the African elephant, stand 10 – 13 feet tall at the shoulder and weigh 5 – 7 tons. Paraceratherium was a herbivore, stripping leaves from trees with tusk-like upper teeth.

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