November 26, 2012

Fossil Reveals Rhino 'Cooked' by Eruption

Jeanna Bryner, Live Science


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About 9.2 million years ago, a teenage two-horned rhinoceros was literally cooked to death when a Mt. Vesuvius-like eruption enveloped it in lava reaching more than 750 degrees Fahrenheit (400 degrees Celsius), scientists say.

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TAGGED: Volcano Eruption, Rhinos, Fossils

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