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NSF PR 03-131 - December 3, 2003
Image: An example of the genus Arsinoitherium, a large mammal of the Oligocene epoch (approximately 24-34 million years ago), with an average-sized modern man shown for scale.
Caption: A new species of Arsinoitherium found in the Chilga region of Ethiopia is both the largest (probably standing ~7 feet at the shoulder) and the youngest (approximately 27 million years old) yet discovered. An average-sized modern man is shown for scale.
Credit: Trent Schindler / National Science Foundation