Teleoceras (Teleoceras Hatcher, 1894)
Temporal range: during the Miocene (North America)
Dimensions: length - 3 m, height - 140 сm, weight - 1800 kg
A typical representative: Teleoceras major Hatcher, 1894
Teleoceras is an extinct genus of grazing rhinoceros that lived in North America during the Miocene epoch, which ended about 5.3 million years ago, all the way to the early Pliocene epoch.
Teleoceras had much shorter legs than modern rhinos, and a barrel chest, making its build more like that of a hippopotamus than a modern rhino. Like the hippo, it was probably also semi-aquatic. Teleoceras had a single small nasal horn. It was a quite heavy animal, reaching 1.06 tons in weight.