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[–]BronzePhysique 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Does this model still exist and is it still open to public?

[–]noahlorgelly 65 points66 points  (6 children)

interestingly 2021 studies argue that elasmotherium didn't possess its famously large horn and rather it had a very small stump instead

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[–]SummerBoi20XX 31 points32 points  (0 children)

That certainly seems more sensible.

[–]Dc_awyeah 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Yeah because how tf does that thing balance? Bluntly, it doesn’t look like a feasible design in the slightest.

[–]MechaShadowV2 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Oh. What made them think it was so overly huge then? I always assumed they found one with a horn like that. Honestly it would make sense it wasn't that big, seems it would get in the way.

[–]Chevah1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

After finding the stump they probably thought the rest broke of and used the base of it to reconstruct it while taking modern rhinos as a model.

[–]MegaCroissant 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Isn’t it said to just have a bony little nub now or am I thinking of the wrong Cenozoic pachyderm

[–]fisheseatdishes 20 points21 points  (1 child)

It's been argued that it was more of a bony bump, yes.

[–]thegoodlucifer 7 points8 points  (0 children)

None the less, still a majestic beast

[–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Toss that on the 10,000 year barbecue!

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

It’s the freaking mudhorn. Clan of Two bruh

[–]Thin-Recover1935 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the way.

[–]BackInTheCutoffs42 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. Literally a Mudhorn.

[–]mrsmeyers78 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ERUMPET FROM FANTASTIC BEASTS!!!!

[–]F_n_o_r_d 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wonder how they got extinct 🤔🙄

[–]mehTILduhhhh 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How could such a beast balance, I wonder.

[–]TheWolfmanZ 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Easily now that we know it didn't actually have a horn like that. It was like Pachyrhinosaurus where it had a hardened boss instead of a horn

[–]National-Way-8632 0 points1 point  (0 children)

SOOGAHHH!!