The Rise and Fall of the Tallest Mammal to Walk the Earth 

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It arose from rhino ancestors that were a lot smaller, but Paraceratherium would take a different evolutionary path. Believe it or not, it actually became so big that it probably got close to what scientists think might be the actual upper limit for a land mammal.
The illustration of Paraceratherium used in the thumbnail is by Dmitry Bogdanov!
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2020 19 نوامبر





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[B]Parth Singh Jhala
[B]Parth Singh Jhala پیش ساعت
Also males fights for females. So the most bigger and stronger usually wins, therefore the size of those animals rised
ICY, house of traders
ICY, house of traders پیش 5 ساعت
Oh, 🅱️enis horse
Florin Buf
Florin Buf پیش 15 ساعت
Ohh please wgeres thw platform saddle ffs
Lionel Washington
Lionel Washington پیش 17 ساعت
3 words- Ice Ice Baby
Stolid Fox
Stolid Fox پیش روز
Me: (as soon as I saw it) It's like a hornless rhino. Narrator: You probably couldn't tell, but it's actually related to rhinos. Me:.........you don't say 😆
paul gray
paul gray پیش 3 روز
It looks like a tall rhino
Christopher Ellis
Christopher Ellis پیش 4 روز
Garret Williams
Garret Williams پیش 4 روز
Palaeoloxodon namadicus is the biggest mammal ever.
Noah Davis
Noah Davis پیش 5 روز
Giraffes are taller though? At least including neck length.
Tobias Pruisman
Tobias Pruisman پیش 8 روز
fun game, every time he says Paraceratherium...take a shot
Tom Cross
Tom Cross پیش 8 روز
Indricothere was as tall as a giraffe i thought
Tivadar Batthyány
Tivadar Batthyány پیش 10 روز
If one of these fellas fell out of the atmosphere, would it crush a building?
I actually rode one of these the other day. S
Amy Louise
Amy Louise پیش 13 روز
its a good thing theyre extinct. can you imagine the exploitation they'd suffer..
Alex Ferreras
Alex Ferreras پیش 13 روز
one word: andrewsarchus. That was probably the reason for size.
boi mac
boi mac پیش 13 روز
Bring back the woolly mammoth
The Kenzerine
The Kenzerine پیش 13 روز
yooo this the dude from Ice Age
Saharan emigrant
Saharan emigrant پیش 15 روز
why is the upper weight and/or size limit for land mammals less than that for dinosaurs?
Garrett Dodgen
Garrett Dodgen پیش 10 روز
@Saharan emigrant Right, most were warm blooded, all I was saying is that they may have had better ways of dealing with the heat that mammals can't do
Saharan emigrant
Saharan emigrant پیش 10 روز
@Garrett Dodgen thanks, and it is a very reasonable sounding suggestion. but i remember hearing somewhere a theory that dinosaurs had to be warm blooded. I cant remember their explanation for that theory but it sounded like it had to do with the sizes dinosaurs reached
Garrett Dodgen
Garrett Dodgen پیش 10 روز
It has to do with heat and getting oxygen, I am not for sure of the details but basically since mammals produce so much internal heat, as we get larger there is less surface area per unit of weight. So the bigger a mammal, the more heat it produces and the less efficient it is at dissipating that heat, leading to overheating. I think Dinosaurs, while in general are thought to be warm blooded, may have been better at dissipating heat. Also there are some issues with air-oxygen content and size, this is less of a factor for animals with dedicated lungs but did hurt extremely large terrestrial invertebrates as oxygen content lowered in the atmosphere.
Da_Huntah پیش 16 روز
A rhino, hippo, Elephant, Giraffe???
Semora Council
Semora Council پیش 17 روز
I thought he said "a pack of cigarettes from 55 million years ago" at 3:20
S L پیش 18 روز
Fun fact: Mongolia didn't exist 30 million years ago.
Garrett Dodgen
Garrett Dodgen پیش 10 روز
No, but he was referring to the general area that is best described today by "Mongolia"
Bomez Gomez
Bomez Gomez پیش 19 روز
You can t call m mammals ; you a mammal that’s what usaimplokmm
ANIE boDie
ANIE boDie پیش 19 روز
Me at first "hm difficult name, I'm not gonna remember it" Me after some minutes "I may name my kid Paraceratherium"
rowbo_27 _
rowbo_27 _ پیش 19 روز
Teir -9o should do a vid on this
Mike Mishra
Mike Mishra پیش 21 روز
I always wanted to explore extinct animals and Birds..Just need a time machine..🥺
C C پیش 21 روز
“He reached 69 meters off the ground” These guys are literally legends
thachum rigam
thachum rigam پیش 16 روز
More like 6 to 9 meters. Do you have any idea how long 69 meters is?
Macoy Collo
Macoy Collo پیش 16 روز
How would a mammal, that big, be that big?!
Catherine Zickgraf
Catherine Zickgraf پیش 22 روز
This is legit my favorite animal.
clarence spencer
clarence spencer پیش 23 روز
Come now. "The largest a land animal could get"??? Have you heard of Dinosaurs? Do you mean to say "the largest a mammal can get"? If so, you must explain why the dinosaurs could get to over 100 tons, but not the mammals. Bad presentaiton
clarence spencer
clarence spencer پیش 10 روز
@Garrett Dodgen i trust you
Garrett Dodgen
Garrett Dodgen پیش 10 روز
He did say "Land Mammal" though, listen again at 0:46
1 sub before 2022✓
1 sub before 2022✓ پیش 23 روز
Brian پیش 25 روز
the Sauroposeidon dinosaur was bigger
hitler did noting worong
hitler did noting worong پیش 29 روز
He looks like a large horse
Luffy پیش ماه
Shidinglfet پیش ماه
At 3:57. Where is that located. I'd LOVE to go see it
Erik Odegaard
Erik Odegaard پیش ماه
Put a base on his back
Jigger Jones
Jigger Jones پیش ماه
The Asian straight tusk elephant (Palaeoloxodon namadicus) was the largest land mammal in history.
Chester Parsnip
Chester Parsnip پیش 29 روز
No it isn't. The biggest estimated weight is 15 tons whereas the Paraceratherium clocks in at over 20 tons.
Clay Barnett
Clay Barnett پیش ماه
google show me this guys balls
Robert Sandberg
Robert Sandberg پیش ماه
I was astonished to find out that Whales🐳 have shorter gestation periods than Elephants🐘! If Paraceratherium was about twice the size of African Elephants, and Elephants are pregnant for about 2 years, my guess is that Paraceratherium had a gestation of about 3 years, maybe a few months more than that...🤔
Rachel C
Rachel C پیش ماه
Guess how long??? Tell me how long the Paraceratherium gestation was!!! I'll never be able to rest without knowing now
Hunter H
Hunter H پیش ماه
Mongolia for millions : Full of monsters! Mongolia 1300s for the rest of the world: Demons on horse back! Mongolia now: surrounded by monsters!
Usman Sharif
Usman Sharif پیش ماه
Isnt the diplodoculous the largest animal?
THE CIRCLE پیش 20 روز
It isn't This video is talking about mammals Not animal The biggest land animal ever know was argentinosaurus it could reach to 100 tons
JJ K پیش ماه
I think I recall learning about these guys on the BBC Beasts documentary!
Apokalypto پیش ماه
Could You decide how to name this animal- Indricotherium or Paraceratherium ?
Mr Doofenshmritz
Mr Doofenshmritz پیش ماه
Stop lying it belongs in the redwood and swamp areas
Mr Doofenshmritz
Mr Doofenshmritz پیش 20 روز
@THE CIRCLE its from ark
THE CIRCLE پیش 20 روز
They didn't adapted to live in redwood and swamp areas.
fr-novice پیش ماه
buff rhino
daniel neen
daniel neen پیش ماه
I read about this in a dentist waiting room when I was younger and it looked so cool it looked like a huge ant eater the size of a elephant
E پیش ماه
Everyone else: *ARK* Me: ayyyee I saw this fool in ice age!
Joshua Brown
Joshua Brown پیش ماه
Armored Titan Horse
Cranberry Explosion
Cranberry Explosion پیش ماه
Just found this channel .I'm enjoying the content so much .Thank you 😁
Kool Kydan
Kool Kydan پیش ماه
Those things have ended thousands hours of work from soaking my base
Matt piahana
Matt piahana پیش ماه
Just here looking for ark comments
Flamingo Ringonus
Flamingo Ringonus پیش ماه
This would be amazing if animal revolt battle sim added prehistoric mammals like the gorgops and mammoth and this thing
Bob C
Bob C پیش ماه
Also come on all of us Ark gang we recognized
Bob C
Bob C پیش ماه
Thanks to Ark survival evolved I know for almost all these dinos
larry philby
larry philby پیش ماه
I remember reading about these animals in the early Fifties when they were called baluchitherium.
Kami پیش ماه
W for Wavy
W for Wavy پیش ماه
so i guess its a cliche the worlds coolest creatures dont exist anymore
Seosamh Brock
Seosamh Brock پیش ماه
Very useful for draining turrets
OxyZSN پیش ماه
You gotta base saddle for the para?
ARK Empire
ARK Empire پیش ماه
Ark players: Woolly rhinos are OP when good melee Paracer: the big fat weak blob of flesh
TekDart پیش ماه
Me soaking with my racer on ark while watching this video (I upload ark videos)
Jazzy Alisa
Jazzy Alisa پیش ماه
More like probably one of the biggest mammals to walk the earth since the girrafe is taller then the paraceratherium Although if you look at the size between them one of them is taller and the other one is Bigger
Jazzy Alisa
Jazzy Alisa پیش 20 روز
@THE CIRCLE that's what I'm saying one is taller and the other one is just bigger but if you say physically weight then I get it in general the weight is not really visible, but yeah maybe
THE CIRCLE پیش 20 روز
BIGGEST is based on weight It's like if you try compare giraffe with elephant Maybe you think that giraffe is bigger but actually no they're just taller than elephant
No Name
No Name پیش ماه
At 2:28 you see that elephants trunks don’t have bones but rather are made up of a ton of muscles, this means that we don’t really have a concrete idea of how dinosaurs look, for all we know they could have all had trunks 🤷‍♂️
D. Ellwood.
D. Ellwood. پیش ماه
Maybe should have had a little comparison with a giraffe
Z A پیش ماه
Ark Players When They Learn That These Actually Don’t Live In The Swamp 👁👄👁
qqq892 پیش ماه
is it just me or do his lips not line up with the script
ann eliasson
ann eliasson پیش ماه
So big changes in the climate and there were ZERO humans.
The Wizard Kage
The Wizard Kage پیش ماه
Wasn’t it the brachiosaurus
THE CIRCLE پیش 20 روز
Brachiosaurus isnt a mammals.
Kazeon پیش ماه
I just tamed a level 116 one just last night... in Ark..
Sdarms111 Doug
Sdarms111 Doug پیش ماه
Dayam, talk about "Science Muscle Guy"... that dude needs to do a video about his biceps!
Greek Spartan
Greek Spartan پیش ماه
What’s the difference between ancient mammals and dinosaurs
Twerk4-abdul پیش ماه
Hehe I play ark😏
Ksaw321 پیش ماه
In my language we call rhinos something like "nose horns", so the teeth thing was especially shocking for me
xHad3z پیش ماه
My favorite dino in ark is so versatile!
Swaei Valenteenes
Swaei Valenteenes پیش ماه
It looks like a giant horse
joshua griffin
joshua griffin پیش ماه
Anyone else thought this was an ark video before reading the title?
Quèèn Baby Phacè
Quèèn Baby Phacè پیش ماه
Ya ark 💪🏾
kak_has_eyes پیش ماه
Fella tried to copy the brontosaurus' drip, _unfortunately he can't handle it_
Passport To Nowhere
Passport To Nowhere پیش ماه
WHOA is this the REAL zouyu ?
Eren Yeager
Eren Yeager پیش ماه
I use a deinonychus pack to meat run these things, Tasty prime for taming. Im too lazy to always have kibble.
Jack Ruiter
Jack Ruiter پیش ماه
i got killed so many times by these trying to fight it with my new dino´s (raptor,carno,parasaur and once even my low lvl rex.....)
Reytunez Bz
Reytunez Bz پیش ماه
Yes... I watched Ice age.
BIGGYLUV پیش ماه
They could've had long trunks like today's elephants. They just didn't fossilized cuz of no bones. We won't ever know.
PLK پیش ماه
Yoo i built a stone base on that thing 5 years ago
thelonelypanda پیش ماه
Why is nobody talking about the giraffe? That's definitely taller than an elephant and probably this thing too
Raymond Christopher Tanto
Raymond Christopher Tanto پیش 22 روز
giraffe and paraceratherium are very similar in height but paraceratherium is far bigger ofc
Chronological 17
Chronological 17 پیش ماه
I would probably think it was a dinosaur if I didn’t see the skull.
Chronological 17
Chronological 17 پیش ماه
It looks like that thing from Satisfactory
Red Mags
Red Mags پیش ماه
When you realize longnecks were alive and taller than the paracerathiem
Vordred پیش ماه
Ayo bruh can i go back in time and tame these dudes so i could soak my homies house
John Ortiz
John Ortiz پیش ماه
They soak turrets
icemanticore 256
icemanticore 256 پیش ماه
So you saying if elephants never existed we might have had giant rhinos just vibin?
Braedyn Rohan
Braedyn Rohan پیش ماه
Bro I thought this was an ark vid until I read the title lol
Daddi Testoni
Daddi Testoni پیش ماه
Will, 30 million years from now, the habitants of this Planet talk about how we survived a virus that took over the world, and, if so, what angle will they use to tell the story?
Abel Pajaniandy
Abel Pajaniandy پیش ماه
everybody saying they know it because of ARK, while i'm here :"are these the guys in ice age"
cannon پیش ماه
Let's breed human and change their dna, make them cyborgs, give them horns, huge swords, LET'S MAKE DEMONS, SEND THEM TO HELL!!! DROP A MAN INSIDE SCREAMING "RIP AND TEAR"
Crustacean Man
Crustacean Man پیش ماه
Alternate title: haha big boi go brrrrrrrrrr
Ignacio Hilao
Ignacio Hilao پیش ماه
If they we’re exist they will definitely goin to extinct on HUMAN BEING hunting.
webhead 223
webhead 223 پیش ماه
Though i dont completely agree with evolution i still love watching these vids.
RedDragonEmperor پیش ماه
Just like the simulation
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