Dinocrocuta was a hyena-like predator, one of the biggest carnivores to stalk the ancient grasslands of China. It could take on prey animals as large as the rhinoceros Chilotherium, as shown by a 9-million-year-old fossil skull with a deep injury on its forehead.
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The majority of large #Miocene mammal #fossils from the Hezheng locality in Gansu belong to hornless #rhinoceroses like this #Chilotherium, believed to have contributed to 60% of the total mammalian biomass or the ecosystem. A far cry from the few rhinos decimated to the brink of extinction in the wildernesses of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa