Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Giant Siberian Rhinoceros Lived alongside Early Modern Humans | Paleontology

Названа причина гибели сибирских единорогов This ‘Siberian unicorn’ walked the Earth alongside humans: study
Kristen Harrington | 01 December, 2018, 00:41

It had always been assumed that the Siberian unicorn went extinct well before the last Ice Age, perhaps as much as 200,000 years ago. The researchers revealed that the Siberian unicorn survived much later than previously believed, overlapping in time with modern humans.

"Some of the samples we studied were very contaminated which made the radiocarbon dating very challenging", study co-author and Oxford researcher Thibaut Devièse said in a statement. "For this reason we used a novel method of extracting a single amino acid from the bone's collagen in order to ensure highly accurate results".

It has always been assumed that this ancient creature went extinct well before the Ice Age.

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With longer legs giving it a horse-like gait, and a horn that could grow up to a metre long, it's not a stretch to say that the ancient rhino may have contributed to the unicorn myth - particularly now that its known that the rhino's final days would have overlapped with the existence of modern humans. That would mean the animal lived when ancient humans and Neanderthals still inhabited Earth.

Writing in their new study, led by Adrian Lister from the Natural History Museum in London, the researchers said "no absolute dating, genetic analysis or quantitative ecological assessment of this species [had] been undertaken", which explains why the prior extinction estimate was so far off. "So Elasmotherium, with its apparent extinction date of 100,000 years ago or more, has not been considered as part of that same event".

Just recently, scientists from the University of Adelaide were able to perform DNA "Siberian unicorn" (Siberian elasmotherium) and found that these animals died out much later than previously thought.

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"Maybe as late as 35,000 years ago", Lister added.

Scientists in Australia have, for the first time, extracted DNA from E sibiricum, helping to clarify where the Siberian unicorn and other members of the Elastrotherium genus fit on the rhinoceros evolutionary tree. Earth was prone to dramatic climate shifts during this period, producing drought, desertification, a drop in sea levels, and the steady encroachment of glaciers.

They also found that elasmotherium was not in close relationship with the rhinos.

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Weighing up to 3.5 tonnes with a single enormous horn, the Siberian unicorn (Elasmotherium sibiricum), which roamed the steppe of Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Northern China, was undoubtedly one of the most impressive. Scientists have found that then the climate changed again. Its body was covered in shaggy hair, and the horn that jutted out from its skull was the largest of any known rhinoceros species, living or extinct. Sadly, the same can not be said for the ongoing sixth mass extinction, which is most certainly our fault.

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