Asian Mesoron

This species of mesoron, the Asian mesoron, is native to most of Asia, except tundra areas like northern Siberia.

The mesoron is one of the modern chalicothere species, evolving from a prehistoric Ancylotherium that survived and remained mostly unchanged, other than having a more sloped back, shorter neck, slightly skinnier arms, and complete lack of claws. There are more than 714 species of mesorons worldwide. They live in China, Mongolia, India, Thailand, Indonisia, Bornea, Sumatra, western parts of the USA, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Italy, Neatherlands, Spain, and Portugal. They prefer to feed on shrubs, leaves, and fruits. Almost all species of mesorons are immune to human activities and almost all species of mesorons can survive in many human settlements.
Serengeti Mesoron

A pair of Serengeti mesorons near a watering hole in the African Serengeti.

  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Suborder: Chailotheriidae
  • Family: Mesoridae
  • Genus: Mesoron
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