Incredible New Species Discovered

Scientists have recently discovered a new rhino-like species

The Discovery

Top scientists from the Greensboro Science Centered announced on Wednesday that they have discovered a new species of creatures deep in the Amazon Rainforest.

"Contrary to popular belief," stated Discoverer James Cameron in a press release, "Not every single species has been discovered. And not even every species of mammal, as proven by our recent findings."

The newly discovered creature has been titled Titanotheris Hammercephalis, or "Hammerhead Titanothere" for the distinctive hammerhead bone structure jutting out from its face.

"It looks a bit like a rhino." said Cameron shortly after the initial discovery. "But bigger. Way bigger. And it's got a giant hammer on it's face instead of a horn. I can't believe we haven't discovered it before now."

The team had been carrying out a standard research trip to the Amazon when they discovered the Titanothere. Cameron was the first to spot the creature, and managed to snap a few pictures before being chased of by the territorial creatures. He can only speculate that the creatures generally graze much deeper in the rain forest, but recent deforestation has driven them out of their normal feeding grounds. Their migration to the further outskirts of the rain forests have allowed humans to see them for the first time.

About the Hammerhead Titanothere

Discoverer and Head Researcher James Cameron says that the recently discovered "Hammerhead Titanothere" appears to belong to the order "Perissodactyla," mammals with hooves that feature an odd number of toes on the rear feet. When question further about the creatures appearance, Cameron said that creature held "a strong genetic and physical appearance to the Brontotheriidae, creatures that look much like rhinos." The only problem, Cameron says, is that the Brontotheriidae is extinct. But the similarities cannot be ignored.

The Titanothere's plated, armor-like skin is a blue color with gray highlights. It has six light brown legs which allow it to pivot rapidly when it detects a threat from the side or rear. On average, a fully-grown Hammerhead Titanothere is approximately 6.5 meters tall by 11 meters long. Other abnormalities include their nostrils being on the side of their necks instead of in the skull. They also have a large "fan" of brightly colored feathers on the top of its head that have bio-luminescent patterns. The Titanothere also has six eyes.

The Hammerhead Titanothere has flat teeth. This is obviously meant for their diet, as they are herbivores. They wander through the jungle and graze on the many plants. Don't let their grass-eating nature fool you, though. These creatures travel in herds and are extremely territorial. When faced with a threat, a titanothere will lower its head and charge at the perceived threat. Fighting males will attempt to injure their opponents' eyes with the knobs at the end of their hammers. When wanting to avoid any conflict, hammerheads will raise the fan on the top of its head. This display, usually accompanied by a loud roar, is quite often enough to send many animals running away.