Humans have seen real unicorns. This is the UK National History Museum of London Elasmotherium sibiricumThe species called "Siberian unicorn" lived with humans. Catch Forget all unicorn preconceptions. Instead of an elegant horse, think of a hairy rhinoceros equipped with traditional horns.
The NHM research showed Elasmotherium Scientists were much longer than they thought. It was a general consensus that weighing 3,5 tonnes (7,716 kilograms) of excellent animals were between 200,000 and 100,000.. However, it shows the new dating of the radio box Elasmotherium It was much more heartier stuff, allowing its survival. Scientists now believe that the species lasted at least 39,000 years ago 35,000 years ago.
In a certain way, places Elasmotherium Comfortably inside history. It shows the new life that is called the Pleistocene megafauna, the giant animals that arise after dinosaurs. Among them were wooly mammals, tiger swallows and many great beasts on a planet, together with humans, until a serious climate change event took place.
"This Megafauna destruction event did not really go now for 40,000 years," Adrian Lister, Merit Researcher at the NHM, said in a press statement. "So, Elasmotherium The date of disappearance of 100,000 years ago or more has not been taken as part of the same event. "
"We dated in some areas – such as the beautiful skull in the museum, and surprise when we arrived at less than 40,000 years ago", shared the species with human hunters and contemporary collectors in recent days.
Further study showed some uniqueness rhino similarities with former relatives. Explore Elasmotherium in teeth, scientists discovered carbon and nitrogen isotopes with different plant species. A match was found to confirm that Siberia's beast was hanging on hard and dry grasses–like rhinos.
Oddly enough, the researchers have said that humans did not take away the flour-killers. Rather, it could be a specialized diet for rhino species mixed with climate change.
Rhinos are rare today, this is not always the case. Over the course of history there have been more than 250 rhinoceros species. Today, as a result of the disappearance of animals, nature can not keep it and it causes a biological diversity.