Review of the European perception of the African rhinoceros

@article{Rookmaaker2005ReviewOT,
  title={Review of the European perception of the African rhinoceros},
  author={L. Rookmaaker},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
  year={2005},
  volume={265},
  pages={365-376}
}
  • L. Rookmaaker
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Journal of Zoology
  • From 1515, the rhinoceros was well known in Europe through a woodcut by Albrecht Durer, showing an armour-plated animal from India with one horn on the nose and a spurious ‘Durer-hornlet’ on the shoulders. When the first reports of the rhinoceros from Africa spread in the 17th century, it was not differentiated from the prototype, although it had a smooth skin and two nasal horns. Parsons in 1739 recognized differences between rhinos in Asia and Africa, but could not clearly separate them as… CONTINUE READING
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