A mysterious giant giant Rhinoceros – named Unicorn of the Siberian for its awesome big horn – survives in the western Russia 36,000 years ago, according to research published by Nature Ecology & Evolution. This expiration date means that the last days of Siberia unicorns were shared at the beginning of modern humans and Neanderthals.
Previously, more than 200,000 years ago, little was known about the disappeared being. But genetic analysis and radiocarbon dates have begun to reveal many aspects of life, and when it died.
The discovery of keys is that Siberia's unicorn had not disappeared due to modern human hunting, nor has it started in the last ice rings in the last 25,000 years.
Instead, climate change was reduced to Eastern Europe, which was more subtle.
Our results show that the Siberian unicorn was based on these meadows and, unlike other species such as Saiga Antelope, could not be adapted to change.
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Siberian unicorn (Elasmotherium) had only one large horn, calculated in length. It was once among many of the Rhino species.
Rimmelons (still found in mummies freezes) live in five species. All beings unfortunately have problems, such as white rhino (threatening closet), javan rhino (critically endangered) and Sumatra rhino (critically endangered).
Siberian unicorn loss provides a valuable case of case, with poor resilience in the mood for environmental change.
We have discovered animal breeding in Russia today, although its area was extended to areas such as Kazakhstan, Mongolia and northern China. This is a common habitat for grasses and grasses.
Siberian unicorn shared this environment with Saiga with antelope and other ice age species, including rhinoceros and mammoth wool.
But proven data to date suggests that the Siberia unicorn was suggested to have disappeared 200,000 years ago, and in this case, the rhino and mammoth men of 13,000 to 4,000 years old began to disappear.
So why did the Siberian Unicorn disappear, like other species that inhabited another habitat that inhabited for thousands of years or, like Saiga?
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Some new proven evidence recently suggested that the Siberian Unicorn survive so far, like wicker-like wool. In this way, we analyzed the age of 23 bone mares held in Russian and UK museums.
More than 200,000 years ago, the new date disappeared as the Unicorn of Siberia was almost 36,000 years old.
After all, we thought it was about to be gone at that time.
Climate change is likely for the opponent, but over 36,000 years ago, the Ice Age, which occurred 20,000-25,000 years ago.
But the date coincides with the change in north-eastern Europe and Asia's cooler summer months. This seasonal change reduces herds and herbs, and tundra species such as mosses and mud.
So why did the climate change happen 36,000 years ago when the Unicorn of Siberia disappeared, but not rhizome brokers or saiga?
In response to this question, the researchers collected siberian unicorns, rhino artillery and saxons from fossil bones and collected nitrogen and carbon. The differences between these elements reflect an animal's diet.
Saiga and Siberian Unicorn have been similar, nearly 36,000 years ago, almost exclusively for herbs. From that point on, the carbon and nitrogen bones of Saiga highlighted a dietary change on other types of plants.
But from a herbal diet it was very difficult for the Siberian unicorn, with its toothpick resistance special tension and herb with the right false head. Brethren such as the rhino valleys always took on a more balanced balance of plants, and much less were affected by changes in habitats.
Most importantly, the climate change was guided by the Siberian unicorn extinction, which was much less so than during Ice Age. Or changes that we will face in the near future.
Siberian unicorn story reminds us, that subtle changes in the distribution of plants may have destructive effects of large animal species.
Unfortunately, it is a serious risk to many animals, such as siberia unicorn cousins survive, as they already have huge cavities for humans.