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Some woolly rhinos grew ribs on their necks

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Some 350,000 years ago, the woolly rhino first browsed the shrubs and grasses of Europe and Asia with thick fleshy lips similar to their relatives living today. Unlike living rhinoceroses, however, these mammals sported shaggy coats and impressive humps. And just before they went extinct, it's possible the animals showed another morphological oddity: ribs growing from their neck.

A new study, published last month in the journal PeerJ, suggests that an unusually high proportion of woolly rhinos that lived between 35,0000 and 115,000 years ago sported these seemingly misplaced ribs in their neck, 

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/woolly-rhinos-grew-ribs-their-necks-possible-sign-their-impending-demise-180964996/

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Hunted to extinction for their spare ribs?

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Not that's the rib tickler for ya ...

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