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Kirillova, I.V.; Chernova, O.F.; Made, J. van der; Kukarskih, V.V.; Shapiro, B.; Plicht, J. van der; Shidlovskiy, F.K.; Heintzman, P.D. ; Kolfschoten, Thijs van , 2017. Discovery of the skull of Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) above the Arctic Circle. Quaternary Research 2017: 1-14, 8 figs

Location: Asia
Subject: Distribution - Records
Species: Fossil

Original text on this topic:
The skull of the extinct rhinoceros Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) was discovered in the Chondon River valley (Arctic Yakutia, Russia) during the summer of 2014. This is the first find of Stephanorhinus above the Arctic Circle, expanding significantly the known geographic range of the genus. 14C dating and geologic evidence indicate that the skull dates to between 48,000 and 70,000 yr, corresponding to Marine Oxygen Isotope Stage 4/3. It is thus among the latest records of this species.

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