Animal Paper Model - Big Indricotherium Free Papercraft Download


Animal Paper Model - Big Indricotherium Free Papercraft DownloadThis animal paper model is a big Indricotherium (aka Paraceratherium or Baluchitherium), is an extinct genus of gigantic hornless rhinoceros-like mammals of the family Hyracodontidae, endemic to Eurasia and Asia during the Oligocene epoch, the papercraft is created by chalicothere.

Indricotherium is the largest land mammal known, with the largest species having an estimated mean adult mass of 11 t (12 tons) the dimensions are estimated at 5.5 m (18 ft) tall at the shoulders and 6.5 m (21 ft) tall on head raise, and 10 metres (33 ft) in length from nose to rump; the largest specimen were 6.5 metres (21 ft) tall at the shoulders and 8 m (26 ft) tall on the head raise, and 13 m (43 ft) in lenth from nose to rump. The weight was estimated at 20 t (20 long tons; 22 short tons), the largest specimen have estimated the weight on 30 t (30 long tons; 33 short tons). That is estimated the same weight as some medium-sized sauropod dinosaurs.

It was a herbivore that stripped leaves from trees with its down-pointing, tusk-like upper teeth that occluded forward-pointing lower teeth. It had a long, low, hornless skull and vaulted frontal and nasal bones. Its front teeth were reduced to a single pair of incisors in either jaw, but they were conical and so large that they looked like small tusks. The upper incisors pointed straight downwards, while the lower ones jutted outwards. The upper lip was evidently extremely mobile. The neck was very long, the trunk robust, and the limbs long and thick, column-like.

Its type of dentition, its mobile upper lip and its long legs and neck indicate that it was a browser that lived on the leaves and twigs of trees and large shrubs.

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