Isla MuertaEdit


Illustration by MissDNA of JPLegacy.

Length: Over 26 feet in length without the tail.
Height: 16 to 18 feet tall at the shoulder, raised head height 25 feet.
Weight: Over 10 to 20 tons.


Adult and juvenile (both sexes): Overall gray-brown.

Preferred Habitat: Woodlands with a form of water supply.

Diet: Paraceratheriums upper teeth are downwards-pointing and tusk-like. Its lower teeth are forward-pointing. Therefore, due to Paraceratheriums mobile lip and trunk-like neck, Paraceratherium is a browser, consuming the leaves from trees and the twigs of large shrubs.

Social Structure: Like elephants, herds of Paraceratherium are female-oriented, consisting of 6-12 individuals lead by a dominant older female, known as the matriarch. Other members of the herd include the sisters and daughters of the matriarch, and their offspring. Males are solitary and will only seek the herds of females in order to mate.

Paraceratherium is the largest land mammal known, and it is most closely related to rhinoceroses. Its trunk-like legs offer stability when needing to flee from predators, although it is more likely that Paraceratherium will stand its ground and fend off the predator, especially mothers with young.

Paraceratherium's neck is extremely muscular and thick, but is able to move up and down in order to bend down to drink. Its head is large and robust, and it has leathery ears. Its feet, resembling those of an elephant, help to support the animal's weight.