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Woolly rhinoceros skull.

Scientific name: Coelodonta antiquitatis

About 50,000 years old.
Peterborough, UK

The legend of the lindwurm
In 1335 a skull like this one was found near the city of Klagenfurt, Austria. People had never seen anything like it before. They thought it came from a two-legged flying dragon, known as the lindwurm, which was rumoured to have terrorised locals. Scientists later found that the skull belonged to a long-extinct woolly rhinoceros.

Details

  • Title: Woolly rhinoceros skull
  • Type: Unmounted skeletal material (skull)

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