|Named By:||Ringstrom in 1924|
|Time Period:||Late Miocene|
|Location:||China and Iran|
|Size:||Between 3-4 meters long. Males larger than females|
|Fossil(s):||Skulls and post cranial remains of several individuals|
|Classification:||| Chordata | Mammalia | Perissodactyla | Rhinocerotidae ||
Iranotherium ("Beast of Iran") was a large elasmothere rhinoceros, as big as a modern white rhino, found in the Middle East and Central Asia. It was a precursor of the related Sinotherium, and may have been ultimately outcompeted by its descendant.
Males were larger than the females and had more developed muscle scars on the zygomatic arch.