Doing some research, it seems that Nimbadon was already known since the 90s but this is the first time I read about it. The news are about the finding of a series of skulls that reveal information on Nimbadon's life history.
It really makes you wonder if there is anything that does not have a giant prehistoric version of itself...
That's why I strongly believe there must be some truth to the giant human fossils. Or others yet to be found.
Well, that's not scary at all
Galloping in with an answer
Was going to stick up Mr Ed, but BB had a great theme tune.
what were those hoofed predators ?
Proboscidipparion was not the only large prehistoric horse, there's also Equus giganteus (once estimated to have weighed up to 1.600 kgs) and Equus capensis (probably more like a giant zebra up to 800 kgs).As far as I know, the heaviest draft horse was 1.500 kgs, but was exceptional- on average, modern horses are much smaller than either giganteus or capensis, and other less known fossil horses.
I've never heard of truly carnivorous horses, except for the Mares of Diomedes from Greek mythology which were fed on travelers by their master:
Real life hoofed predators, other than Pristichampsus and kin, I can only think of entelodonts and mesonychids, the latter related to modern day artiodactyls:
But they didn´t look like horses at all...
A new article on Nimbadon this time with cool pic: