Short-legged rhinoceras (Teleoceras)

Short-legged rhinoceros illustration


Teleoceras was a rhinoceros that grazed on grass and lived in Kansas during the Miocene Epoch (23 million to 2.6 million years ago) when the climate was wetter and warmer. With short legs and a long massive body, it was shaped more like a hippopotamus than a modern rhinoceros, although it had a smaller head than a hippo and one short horn.