The Evolution of North American Rhinoceroses. Donald R. Prothero. 2005. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 228 p. $100.00. ISBN 0521832403.

A seatmate on a plane commented to me while I was reading the book for this review that “I didn't know there were rhinos in North America.” This is, I am sure, a common perception for most people, however, for vertebrate paleontologists who study the Tertiary mammals of North America, rhinos were an important part of the fauna for more than 30 million years, only disappearing from the fossil record in the Western Hemisphere about 5 million years ago. For those...

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